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Maughold Head, Isle of Man

Date made: 25 September 1863

Artist: Wellbye, Henry Read

Description: "The present population of Maughold is composed of the men who work in the neighbouring iron mines, and their families. At one time it equalled, if not exceeded, the Ramsey of the present day…Ramsey being subject to such repeated invasions that there was no security for the inhabitants or their property. They therefore flocked to the sacred place and its immediate neighbourhood, not only for safety, but to derive benefit from the numerous pilgrims who were attracted from all quarters to this shrine." (Robert Paterson, Manx Antiquities, 1863, M 02321)

A watercolour which is part of an album by Henry Read Wellbye, donors father, who is thought to have been on holiday on the Isle of Man in 1863 before his marriage.


Measurements: 14cm x 23cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Object name: watercolour

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1956-0381/6


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