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Pencil Drawing of 'St Michael's Island - Fort and Church'

Date made: 1774

Artist: unknown artist

Description: Handwritten note accompanying the work says "The greatest portion of the Isle of Man consists of a barren soil resting on slate; the northern division of it is a light sand on a bed of clay and the mountains are formed chiefly of strata of clay, slate and much intersected by veins of quartz. The Calf of Man is an insulated spot, separated from the main island by a [gap] of about one hundred yards. The strata in it consist of a glossy bluish-grey clay slate and its area is about six hundred acres. Woods Account of the Isle of Man 1811."

The sketch is from a collection associated with Paul Panton of Bagillt, Flintshire, and Plas Gwyn, Anglesey, was a descendant of the Panton family of Coleshill, Flintshire. He was a barrister, antiquary and industrialist, who developed lead and coal mines, mainly in the Holywell area of Flintshire. He married Jane Jones, heiress of the Plas Gwyn estate in 1756. His son and heir was Paul Panton junior. On his death, unmarried, much of the estate passed to his brother, Jones Panton, and subsequently to his nephew, Jones Panton the younger, whose eldest daughter and heiress Mary married Charles, 2nd Baron Vivian, in 1841. Paul Panton was associated with Thomas Pennant, Captain Francis Grose and Moses Griffith - who toured the Island in 1774.


Measurements: overall: 9.5 cm x 19 cm

Materials: ink, paper, pencil

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2010-0082/8


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