Drawing 357: Demavend – a modern residence

Notes: The house is located at the top of Helm Road, Bowness on Windermere, and is now named Pine How.  It is private property.

Comments: My friend Dr. Andrew Amos took image 1 in the late 1970s, with the permission of the then owner, Miss Mary Burkett (the curator of Abbot Hall, and a friend of AW’s), who is shown standing on the steps of the house, as portrayed in the sketch.

My picture was taken early in the morning on 17th July 2017.  It shows how the garden is now very overgrown from the viewpoint selected by AW, with overhanging trees and a large gunnera.

Not surprisingly, this scene does not appear elsewhere in Wainwright’s published works.