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Sunsets in Camp

Date made: 1916-1919

Artist: Kenner, George

Description: Watercolour sketch 'Sunsets in Camp' by George Kenner painted whilst interned in Knockaloe civilian internment camp, showing a sunset, relatively abstract with green, blue sky and pinks, orange and purple sunset and dark green hills. Mounted with four other pictures on a single black board with white handwritten titles (by artist).

A copy of George Kenner's journal is in MNH Archives Reference No.: MS 11425.

During the First World War (1914-1918) the Isle of Man was used as an internment base for civilian ‘enemy aliens’. They were held in two camps, a requisitioned holiday camp in Douglas and a purpose built camp located at Knockaloe near Peel on the west coast of the Island. These held at their peaks over 4,000 and 23,000 men in some cases for nearly five years between opening in 1914 and final closure in 1919. Over 30,000 men passed through Knockaloe between 1914 and 1917, more than the population of Douglas.

Measurements: overall: 12 cm x 17.5 cm

Materials: Watercolour on paper

Object name: watercolour painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2006-0069/1



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