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Manx Landscape

Date made: n.d.

Description: “Its rugged rocks, and bold mountains, whose outlines are abruptly varied, adorned with the heath, gorse, and fern, that spread over [the Isle of Man's] surface, form somewhat of a picturesque scene; but a general want of trees &c for a foreground, and a requisite variety of well-disposed objects, render it not adapted for the composition of a landscape painter.” (John Feltham, A tour through the Island of Mann in 1797 and 1798, M 09791)

Miss Georgina Gore Currie was the niece of Horatio Powys, Bishop of Sodor and Man from 1854 to 1877. Georgina stayed with the Bishop’s family at their residence, Bishopscourt, north of Kirk Michael. During her time on the Isle of Man, Georgina sketched and painted many Manx scenes including Bishopscourt and its gardens.


Measurements: 12.5cm x 17.5cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Object name: painting, watercolour

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-3601/32


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