Watercolour 66

The Eary Dam, Foxdale

Date made: 1884-1933

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: A minimalist watercolour by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) of a stormy cloud-filled sky and a view across the Eary or Kionslieau dam to one of the tall chimneys of the Foxdale mines complex. The painting appears to be an attempt to capture the panoramic views of the Island's landscape and the broad expanse of sky above them. Skyscapes, where the light and movement of cloud formations are the main focus of the painting were popular themes for Knox with the landscape or horizon only providing a narrow band at the base of the artwork.

Measurements: unframed artwork: 44 cm x 57.5 cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

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