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Bishop's Court from 1784 to 1813

Date made: n.d.

Artist: unknown artist

Description: "About a mile from Kirk Michael stands the episcopal residence. It is pleasantly situated, shaded by a grove of trees; and a beautiful stream, which passes through an old fashioned but pretty garden, turns a corn mill which serves for the use of the Bishop’s family, and for the surrounding neighbours." (Nathaniel Jefferys, A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Isle of Man, 1809, M 00904)

A pencil sketch from the sketchbook of Sarah Jametta Crigan (Mrs Hodgkinson), the daughter of Claudius Crigan (Bishop of Sodor and Man 1784-1813) and author of 'Memoirs of Major Charles Crigan' (her brother) Liverpool, 1864. Unsigned. By the same hand as the work ref. 1959-0334/7. Perhaps copied about 1825 from a pre-1814 watercolour, this drawing seems to be the original from which the unique litho of 'Bishopscourt in 1813' was done. The style much resembles that of Lady Sarah Murray's lithos.


Measurements: 18cm x 27cm

Materials: pencil on paper

Object name: sketch

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1959-0334/9


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