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Maughold Head and Port le Voillen

Date made: 1815

Description: "In a little I discovered, under the shelter of Maughold’s Head, a small vessel lying at anchor. It proved a smuggling boat, laden with wine, rum and tobacco; and had sailed from Laxey on the preceding night: but, unable to reach the English shore before morning, had retired under the high land." (David Robertson, A Tour Through The Isle of Man, 1794, M 01360)

On the sketch is written: "Sketch of St Maughold Head, Port le Voillen, Isle of Man, from Mrs Christian's. Will Latham, 1815."

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: pencil on paper

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-7415


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