Watercolour 4

Staarvey Road near St John's

Date made: 1884-1933

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: A warm and relatively colourful watercolour landscape by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) depicting the patchwork of small fields along the Staarvey Road near St Johns, Isle of Man. The painting has the soft and golden glow of possibly a late summer/ autumnal scene and there appear to be 'stooks' (stacked sheaves) from the harvest in the right hand fields. 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: 43.5 cm x 58 cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

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