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Gretch Veg Cottage, Lonan

Date made: 1853

Artist: Dryden, Henry

Description: "In these [Manx] cottages are numerous little schools, and the children in general appear to be very decently dressed. Upon looking into their books, I observed that they were nearly all upon religious subjects…printed generally on one side in Manks and on the other in English.” (Nathaniel Jefferys, A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Isle of Man, 1809, M 00904)

One of a set of four sepia drawings of local scenery, by Sir Henry Dryden, 1853. Sir Henry Dryden, known as ‘the Antiquary,’ was an archaeologist who travelled throughout Britain and Europe in the nineteenth century. During his travels Dryden recorded buildings, historic sites and monuments, producing thousands of architectural and archaeological drawings. He visited the Isle of Man in 1853 and sketched several landmarks.


Measurements: artwork: 9 cm x 14.5cm

Materials: paper : pen & sepia ink & wash & pencil

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-2806/3


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