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Douglas from Douglas Head

Date made: 1888

Artist: Syer, John

Description: Oil painting by John Syer Senior of a view of Douglas from Douglas Head; field in foreground shows harvest scene, boats in bay and steam packet vessel against quay, detailed view of Douglas town.

John Syer was an English artist, who painted various depictions of Douglas in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. He painted landscapes, primarily in the style of artist, William Muller - however, Syer failed as a colourist. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and with the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol, as well as the British Artists, between 1832 and 1875. He died in Exeter in June 1885.


Measurements: unframed artwork: 74 cm x 125 cm

Materials: oil on canvas

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1994-0261

Subject tags : Isle of Man


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