Watercolour 112

Mill with Overshot Wheel

Date made: 1884-1933

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: A watercolour by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) of the overshot wheel of a Manx waterwheel, thought to be either Muryllin y Corrin or Ballameanagh, Sulby. Although the mill will probably have been whitewashed, Knox has painted it in a series of muted green and brown tones reflecting and merging into the surrounding vegetation. 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.

Measurements: unframed artwork: 44 cm x 58 cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.