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Cathedral of St Germain's in Peel Castle Isle of Man

Date made: 1873

Artist: Dryden, Henry

Description: “Dame Eleanor Cobham was sent to the Isle of Man to be imprisoned under the keeping of the Stanley family. This crypt was her prison-house, and the small space of ground used by her daily, for air and exercise, surrounded by high walls on every side, is still shown to the visitor. The Duchess, after several years confinement, terminated her earthly career in this place…ever since her death, the noise of footsteps ascending and descending the steps of the stone staircase is to be heard every night, as soon as the clock strikes twelve.” (Dr Robert Paterson, Manx Antiquities, 1863, M 02321)

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: 24cm x 34cm

Materials: paper on card : watercolour

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-5996


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