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Pencil Drawing of 'Peel Castle, Isle of Man'

Date made: 1774

Artist: unknown artist

Description: “It was in this castle that Eleanor, wife to Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester […] was confined, after being banished through the malice of the Duke of Suffolk and Cardinal of Winchester, who accused her of having been guilty of associating herself with wizards and witches, to know if her husband would ever attain the crown, and other treasonable practices." (Francis Grose, Antiquities of England and Wales, 1773-1777, M 02523)

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: 6.5 cm x 30.5 cm

Materials: ink, paper, pencil

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2010-0082/7


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