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The Landskipp of Douglas Towne

Date made: Mid 17th century

Artist: King, Daniel

Description: On the sketch is written: "The Landskipp of Douglas Towne as it doth appeare from ye west. A) The Towne. B) The Chapel. C) The Sand. D) The Sea that ebbes and floes. E) The Rocks and Mountaine that goes to the Beacon. F) The Bridge yt comes from the Nunnerie. G) The Sand that they passe over. H) The hill yt is on the west side of the towne."

This object is a 19th century print/copy of a sketch drawn in the mid 17th century.

The oldest known pictures of the Isle of Man are a series of wash drawings in the British Museum. The drawings were executed by Daniel King of Chester - probably between 1643 and 1648 - during his visit to the Island with James 7th Earl of Derby. Watercolour copies of the drawings were produced at the end of the nineteenth century and facsimiles are held in the Manx National Heritage collections.


Measurements: 23cm x 34cm

Materials: paper : pen & ink & wash

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1957-0101


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