Cumbria Postcard - Coniston Water and The Old Man RS16495


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  • Nick Cramer on Aug. 23, 2021, 6:03 p.m.

    I just happened to look at this card and strangely I have a painting done in exactly the same period (as tree is same size!) and almost from the same angle by John Robert Cozens.
    It would be interesting to get a specific date on this postcard?
    Who painted / photographed it and who made the postcards?

    Very interesting!

  • Simon Cotterill on Aug. 23, 2021, 6:12 p.m.

    That's really interesting Nick - bet thats a great panting to have on your wall! I see Cozens was painting in the 18th century, but guessing the postcard is early 20th century. The best bet would be to contact Mark Crombie as his Flickr pages are the source of the image. See his profile at: You would need to be a member of Flickr (free) to send him a message though.

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