Lakeland Sketchbooks

This boxed set brings together five volumes of pen-and-ink drawings of Lake District scenery by A. Wainwright - author of the famous Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. The sketchbooks were first published in the late 1960s and early 1970s: the author saw them as his private rebellion against 'acceptance as art of poverty-stricken and barren inspiration and rank bad execution'. Each sketchbook contains 80 intricate pen-and-ink drawings of Lakeland scenes. Each drawing is accompanied by a simple map to identify the location of the viewpoint in relation to its surroundings.