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A Manx Thatched House

Date made: c.1900-1933

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: A watercolour by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) of a whitewashed Manx thatched cottage. Whitewashed farm buildings and mills were a popular (and challenging) topic for Knox as he tried to capture what was essentially a 'white box' and attempted to give it volume and make it 3 dimensional on the paper. Whilst many of the whitewashed buildings painted by Knox have a stark and bright blue-grey hue to them, this is a far darker and warmer whitewashed building, although still not a typical 'picturesque' representation of a 'quaint' thatched cottage.

Measurements: unframed artwork: 41 cm x 54.5 cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-5633

Subject tags : Isle of Man


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