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Peel Castle as it doth appeare from the East

Date made: late 1800s

Artist: King, Daniel

Description: On the sketch is written: "Peel Castle as it doth appeare from the East. A) The Hill is farr higher than the Castle B) The Sea that comes round about the castle. When the tide is at highest the greatest ships maie runne about it & come into ye harbor and when ye tide is out maie goedrie to the Castle. C) The rocks D) The hill within the Castle. E) The wall aboute the Castle F) The Cathedrall Church G) Two other chappells. The rest are lodgings. The Hills are the Landskipp of Wales and Ireland."

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: 28.5cm x 40cm

Materials: paper : pen & ink & wash

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1957-0102


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