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Calf Island from "the Castles"

Date made: 1877

Description: “On the highest part of this Island stands the ruins of an ancient house, called Bushel’s House, in which a man named Bushel is said to have lived in seclusion several years during the reign of James I, to ascertain, by practical experience, if a life of extreme simplicity and abstinence would promote longevity. He lived during his experiment; but, having died within the ordinary age of other men, his philosophy was of course needlessly exercised.” (William Bennet, Sketches of the Isle of Man, 1829, M 00896)

Pencil sketch from the sketchbook of Arthur Henderson, 1877, when aged about 13.


Measurements: 14cm x 23cm

Materials: pencil on paper

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2019-0068/13


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