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Bishopscourt on the East side in 1656

Date made: late 18th century

Artist: unknown artist

Description: "The present Bishop [Claudius Crigan] – of living characters it is proper to speak with caution, lest adulation or prejudice should either be seen or suspected. But by those to whom this amiable prelate is well known, he is said fully to merit the high praise bestowed upon him, for polished and conciliating manners, sound judgement and domestic worth. His labours have not only tended to the eternal, but to the temporal happiness of his flock; for he has, in an eminent degree, promoted the internal peace of the Isle of Man, by teaching society the blessings of unanimity and order." (Nathanial Jefferys, A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Isle of Man, 1809, M 00904)

A watercolour drawing, thought to be late 18th century, based on an engraving in Daniel King's 'Vale Royall'.

This drawing is part of Sarah Jametta Crigan's sketchbook. 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: pencil on paper

Object name: sketch

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1959-0334/22


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