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Rushen Abbey, Church Tower, Isle of Man

Date made: 1853

Artist: Dryden, Henry

Description: "On the banks of a stream, in a pleasant valley about two miles from Castletown, are still traced some vestiges of an ancient religious edifice, called Rushen Abbey. This edifice is said to have been built at the beginning of the twelfth century." (William Bennet, Sketches of the Isle of Man by A Tourist, 1829, M 00896)

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: artwork: 34 cm x 24 cm

Materials: paper on card : watercolour

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-5995


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