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Castle Rushen

Date made: 1853

Artist: Dryden, Henry

Description: “Castle Rushen is a very perfect ruin, and had not the lead which covered the roofs been shamefully taken off a few years ago, in order to build some barracks for soldiers in the castle, it would be now with respect to walls &c. exactly as strong as when it was first built.” (The Duke of Rutland’s ‘Journal of a Tour through North and South Wales and the Isle of Man’ 1797, M 02435)

Sir Henry Dryden, known as ‘the Antiquary,’ was an archaeologist who travelled throughout Britain and Europe in the nineteenth century. During his travels Dryden recorded buildings, historic sites and monuments, producing thousands of architectural and archaeological drawings. He visited the Isle of Man in 1853 and sketched several landmarks.


Measurements: unframed artwork: 25 cm x 34 cm

Materials: paper on card : watercolour

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-5994a


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