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Claddagh Mill, Sulby, Lezayre

Date made: 1904

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: A watercolour view by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) of the whitewashed buildings at the Claddagh Mill, Sulby. Farm buildings and mills were a popular (and challenging) topic for Knox as he tried to capture what was essentially a 'white box' and attempted to give them volume and make them 3 dimensional on the paper. Unlike most of his watercolour paintings which are untitled and unidentified views of the Manx landscape, Knox has written a title and date on the painting in his distinctive and intricate script 'Claddagh VI 04'. For most of his working life, Knox worked both as an art teacher and as a designer, but from c.1900-1904 he lived in a cottage in Sulby on the Isle of Man and produced many of his world famous metalwork designs for Liberty & Co. of London, for which he is most well-known.

Measurements: unframed artwork: 43.5 cm x 58 cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1959-0112

Subject tags : Isle of Man


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