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Fort Island

Date made: 1896

Artist: Lynam, Lucy Emma

Description: "In a little Island, dedicated to St Michael, a fort was erected, with a view of defending its entrance; this is now falling to decay, but the Derby arms are still to be traced over the gate. Near the tower is a ruined chapel, in which the remains of an altar are still visible.” Nathaniel Jefferys, A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Isle of Man, 1809, M 00904)

The painting is from a series of works by Mrs Lucy Emma Lynam, born 1834. It is thought that Lucy Emma Lynam painted the works while staying with her daughter and son-in-law on the Isle of Man. Her daughter, also called Lucy Emma, married a Manxman Sidney Alfred Pizey Kermode, who was the Reverend of Onchan (1862-1925).


Measurements: 18cm x 25cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Object name: watercolour painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-3834/24


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