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The Landskipp of Bishopscourte

Date made: late 1800s

Artist: King, Daniel

Description: On the sketch is written: "The Landskipp of Bishopscourte as it appears on the south by east. A) The Hill. B) The Brooke. C) The Chappell. D) The Square Tower. E) The Orchard. F) The mudd wall to the garden. G) The Barnes. H) The Kitchen. The rest is countrie that lies above the howse."

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: 1957-0103


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