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St Trinian's, German

Date made: 1853

Artist: Dryden, Henry

Description: "This church is situated near the middle of the Island, in the way between Peel and Douglas. It is reported to be a votive edifice, built to fulfil a vow made by a person in imminent danger of shipwreck. Who or what he was, and when the vow was made, or the church built, tradition does not say." (Francis Grose, Antiquities of England and Wales, 1773-1777, M 02523)

One of a set of four sepia drawings of local scenery, by Sir Henry Dryden, 1853. Sir Henry Dryden, known as ‘the Antiquary,’ was an archaeologist who travelled throughout Britain and Europe in the nineteenth century. During his travels Dryden recorded buildings, historic sites and monuments, producing thousands of architectural and archaeological drawings. He visited the Isle of Man in 1853 and sketched several landmarks.


Measurements: artwork: 9 cm x 14.5cm

Materials: paper : pen & sepia ink & wash & pencil

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-2806/2


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