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White-washed, thatched cottage by shoreline. Greenery and trees all around. Sea to right-hand side with some sailing boats and birds. Roof tops seen to rear left-hand side.

Date made: n.d.

Artist: unknown artist

Description: “The buildings are mostly stone, I mean those which are inhabited by the Gentry; as for the others, they are no more than cabins built of sods, and covered with the same, except a few belonging to the better sort of farmers, which are thatched with straw.” (George Waldron, The History and Description of the Isle of Man, 1726, M 00733)

The work is a page from a sketchbook which is thought to be by one of the female Farrants of Killighan, Isle of Man.


Measurements: 5cm x 18cm

Materials: pencil on paper

Object name: pencil sketch

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1998-0117/13


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