Moonlit Lake, with a Ruined Abbey and a Cottage with an illuminated Window
William Pether (Carlisle c.1738 – Bristol 1821)
Art / Oil paintings
1760 - 1821
Oil on canvas
609 x 733 mm
Place of origin
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Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire (Accredited Museum)
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As one of Lord Fairhaven's guests, you might have stayed in the Abbey Bedroom where the Pether collection hangs. Working on the principle 'If you've got a winning design, stick to it', the Pether family of artists specialised in painting moonlit landscapes.
Oil painting on canvas, Moonlit Lake, with a Ruined Abbey and a Cottage with an illuminated Window, by William Pether (Carlisle c.1738 – Bristol 1821). Ruined abbey at left of lake, cottage on right, various sailing ships on lake and small waterfall centre foreground.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Huttleston Rogers Broughton, 1st Lord Fairhaven (1896-1966) with the house and the rest of the contents.
Anglesey Abbey, The Fairhaven Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
William Pether (Carlisle c.1738 – Bristol 1821), artist