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The Prospective of Castle Rushen as it appears on the south side

Date made: late 19th century

Artist: King, Daniel

Description: On the sketch is written: "The Prospective of Castle Rushen as it appears on the South Side. A) The way into ye Castle. B) The date of the Castle C) The round towers of the counterscarpe. D) The wall of the Castle. E) The new buildings nth in the Castle. F) The towre nth in the Castle. G) The New Worke. H) The Way to the Burne. I) The Burne. K) The Sand. L) The houses of the towne. M Barroole."

The oldest known pictures of the Isle of Man are a series of wash drawings in the British Museum. The drawings were executed by Daniel King of Chester - probably between 1643 and 1648 - during his visit to the Island with James 7th Earl of Derby. Watercolour copies of the drawings were produced at the end of the nineteenth century and facsimiles are held in the Manx National Heritage collections.


Measurements: 23cm x 34cm

Materials: paper : monochrome wash & ink

Object name: facsimile drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1957-0089


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