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  • Wood Panel - 24 x 20 Inches - 61 x 61 cm: approx

The pretty village of Ravanglass is a coastal hamlet within the Lake District National Park, and lies on the estuary of three rivers – the Esk, the Mite and the Irt, and this picture depicts a sailor heading through the mists to his boat on the sands

Ravenglass, an important naval base for the Romans in the 2nd century, who called it Glanaventta. Once iron ore, granite and copper ore were brought to the estuary by narrow gauge railway from mines near Boot, about 8 miles away. This line has been preserved as the ‘Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway‘, now a major tourist attraction localy know as Laal Ratty