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The Nunnery, Douglas (Isle of Man)

Date made: c.1860

Artist: Isaac, J.R.

Description: "Near the front of the house runs a beautiful river, wandering serpentine through the vale, till it meets the harbour; over it is a very handsome bridge, and near it is a newly erected mill, fertile meadows, beautiful cottages, and a ruinous Gothic bridge, all at such a distance as to be pleasing objects.” (Mrs Margaret Lee ‘Clara Lennox or Distressed Widow: a novel’ 1797, M 02965)

This mounted lithographic view is part of Sarah Jametta Crigan's sketchbook. The lithograph is cut from T. Ashe's sketchbook, 1825 (the series engraved by Haghe) annotated in the same hand and ink as signature on cover (1825). Sarah Jametta was the daughter of Claudius Crigan (Bishop of Sodor and Man 1784-1813) and author of 'Memoirs of Major Charles Crigan' (her brother) published in 1864.


Measurements: 18cm x 27cm

Materials: paper

Object name: letterhead engraving

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1959-0334/2


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