Narrow Glen with Thatched House
Date made: 1884-1933
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: An unusual and atmospheric watercolour landscape by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) depicting a dark wooded glen in the foreground with a bright sunny landscape view in the background with a small thatched Manx cottage sat amongst the distant trees. Knox's watercolour sketches can be seen as exercises in capturing the light and a single moment in time. The artist is said to have painted his watercolour scenes in a few hours or less, but that he would also sit for hours waiting for the exact light and cloud formations that he wanted to paint.
Measurements: unframed artwork: 58 cm x 43.5 cm
Materials: watercolour on paper.
Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.