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Danish Monuments, Isle of Man

Date made: 1822

Description: "There are more runic inscriptions in Man, than perhaps elsewhere, most of them entire, and in the Norwegian language." (Francis Grose, Antiquities of England and Wales, 1773-1777, M 02523)

“At the corner of the road where four lanes meet we noticed a stone pillar about 8ft high. It…is supposed to be of Danish origin.” (Samuel Dukinfield Swarbreck, Tour through the Isle of Man by Captain William Latham, July 1815, M 07398)

On the sketch is written: "Danish Monuments, Isle of Man."

Sketch by Captain William Latham of Liverpool. In July 1815 Captain William Latham made a tour of the Isle of Man with Mr William Gerard Walmesley Esq of Liverpool, Mr James Leigh of Liverpool and Mr Ralph Greenough of Wigan. Latham made many sketches of the Island during his visit.


Measurements: overall: 26cm x 35cm

Materials: paper : pen & ink

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-7408


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