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Remains of Balasalla Abbey

Date made: 1774

Artist: Griffith, Moses

Description: Ballasalla: “here is a cotton work, belonging to Messrs De-la-prime; which is conducted on the same principles with those in Lancashire, and gives employment to many poor families in the neighbourhood. The raw cotton is imported from Liverpool, and when spun, is sent to Manchester.” (David Robertson, A Tour Through The Isle of Man, 1794, M 01361)

Moses Griffith (1749-1819) was a Welsh draughtsman, engraver and water colourist. In 1769 he entered the service of Thomas Pennant of Downing, Flintshire (antiquary and natural historian). Griffiths provided illustrations to most of Pennant's books. In 1774 Griffith made a tour of the Isle of Man with Thomas Pennant and Captain Francis Grose (antiquary and topographical draughtsman).


Measurements: 11cm x 7.5cm

Materials: watercolour and ink on paper

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-5679


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