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Onchan Church

Date made: n.d.

Artist: Lynam, Lucy Emma

Description: “Kirk Conchan and the village near it have a rural romantic effect at this season of the year; some boys were tolling, or more correctly, ringing a bell for a funeral, when I passed…when I first heard the odd manner in which this bell was jingled…I really thought they were making use of the church bell, instead of a frying pan, to ring a swarm of bees into a hive.” (Miss Weeton, Journal of a Governess, 28th May 1812, M 08236)

The painting is from a series of works by Mrs Lucy Emma Lynam, born 1834. It is thought that Lucy Emma Lynam painted the works while staying with her daughter and son-in-law on the Isle of Man. Her daughter, also called Lucy Emma, married a Manxman Sidney Alfred Pizey Kermode, who was the Reverend of Onchan (1862-1925).


Measurements: 25cm x 35cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Object name: watercolour painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-3834/54


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