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Peel Castle

Date made: 1820

Description: “Previous to 1765, Peel had a considerable traffick with the Irish and Scotch smugglers; but since then, its trade has almost disappeared. The town at present is inert and solitary, and the houses in general have a poor and miserable aspect; yet situated near the harbour are some stately buildings which may be considered as the only relics of its former wealth and commerce….The inhabitants are for the most part indolent and poor; but being hardy, seem contented with their humble blessings.” (David Robertson, A Tour Through The Isle of Man, 1794, M 01360)


Measurements: artwork: 21cm x 25.5cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2009-0007a


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