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Douglas Bay

Date made: 1883

Artist: Nicholson, John Miller

Description: Douglas Bay 1883 by John Miller Nicholson.

John Miller Nicholson is known as the Island’s greatest painter. He spent most of his life obsessively recording the world and people around him with detailed sketches. Following a trip to Venice in 1882, on the advice of John Ruskin, Nicholson’s work became more impressionistic, a style he would develop through the rest of his career. His self-effacing and non-commercial attitude meant that his work is little known outside the Island today.

Following his death, the entirety of Nicholson’s studio collection of artworks were purchased and donated to the Manx Museum. When the Museum opened in 1922 its art collections comprised mostly of Nicholson pieces. We have over 1,000 artworks by Nicholson, including pencil sketches, photographs, watercolours and oil canvases. We also have his camera equipment and artist's easel.

Measurements: unframed artwork: 29 cm x 49 cm

Materials: oil on canvas

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1980-0085

Subject tags : #artgalleryjourneys


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