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Douglas Bay from Deemster Heywood's

Date made: 11.09.1854

Description: “At 9am we were running into Douglas Harbour. A boat now came alongside of us to enquire what views we brought; we were the first to communicate the important Intelligence of the abdication of the Throne of France by the Emperor Napoleon. One of the men came on board and presenting a card introduced himself as the Waiter of the British Hotel at which place he promised we should find comfortable accommodation. ” (Samuel Dukinfield Swarbreck, Tour through the Isle of Man by Captain William Latham, July 1815, M 07398)

Miss Georgina Gore Currie was the niece of Horatio Powys, Bishop of Sodor and Man from 1854 to 1877. Georgina stayed with the Bishop’s family at their residence, Bishopscourt, north of Kirk Michael. During her time on the Isle of Man, Georgina sketched and painted many Manx scenes including Bishopscourt and its gardens.


Measurements: 24cm x 29cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Object name: pencil sketch

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-3601/71


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