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The Hillside

Date made: c.1900-1933

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: A minimalist watercolour by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) of a Manx hillside with a line of trees and a stone wall as the only detail. In contrast to his more typical panoramic views of the Manx landscape or skyscapes, the painting focuses on a relatively small area of a hillside. This painting, together with similar view by Knox, was a inspiration for the painting 'Bracken Mountain' by the late 20th century Manx artist, Norman Sayle (1926-2007). The artist is said to have painted his watercolour scenes in a few hours or less, but that he would also sit for hours waiting for the exact light and cloud formations that he wanted to paint.

Measurements: artwork: 40.5 cm x 54.5 cm; overall: 65 cm x 77.5 cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-5643

Subject tags : landscape


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