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Pencil Drawing of Rushen Abbey Ruins 'Balla Salla Bridge. Isle of Man. Augt 1794'

Date made: 1774

Description: "A venerable ruin, founded in 1098 by McManis; a man whose reputed wisdom and virtue raised him, by universal suffrage, to the government of the Isles." (Nathaniel Jefferys, A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Isle of Man, 1809, M 00904)

The sketch is from a collection associated with Paul Panton of Bagillt, Flintshire, and Plas Gwyn, Anglesey, was a descendant of the Panton family of Coleshill, Flintshire. He was a barrister, antiquary and industrialist, who developed lead and coal mines, mainly in the Holywell area of Flintshire. He married Jane Jones, heiress of the Plas Gwyn estate in 1756. His son and heir was Paul Panton junior. On his death, unmarried, much of the estate passed to his brother, Jones Panton, and subsequently to his nephew, Jones Panton the younger, whose eldest daughter and heiress Mary married Charles, 2nd Baron Vivian, in 1841. Paul Panton was associated with Thomas Pennant, Captain Francis Grose and Moses Griffith - who toured the Island in 1774.


Measurements: overall: 9.5 cm x 19.3 cm

Materials: ink, paper, pencil

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2010-0082/4


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