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Archway at Rushen Abbey, Isle of Man

Date made: 1853

Artist: Dryden, Henry

Description: "Ballasalla is a village two miles from Castletown, on the road which leads to Douglas; here Rushen Abbey rears its ivy-vested walls." (John Feltham, A tour through the Island of Mann in 1797 and 1798, M 09791)

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: 22.5 cm x 30.5 cm

Materials: paper on card : watercolour

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-5997


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