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Manx Landscape

Date made: c.1860

Description: “A Manksman, amid his lonely mountains, reclines by some romantic stream; the murmurings of which lull him into a pleasing torpor. Half slumbering, he sees a variety of imaginary beings, which he believes to be real. Sometimes they may resemble his traditionary idea of fairies; and sometimes they may assume the appearance of his friends and neighbours, attending some nuptial or funeral solemnity.” (David Robertson, A Tour Through The Isle of Man, 1794, M 01360)

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: 21cm x 25.5cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Object name: painting, watercolour

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-3601/42


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