Sunlight through grey skies
Date made: 1884-1933
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: A minimalist and relatively abstract watercolour by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) depicting high thin cloud with the sun filtering through over what appears to be a recently harvested field of corn. 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. Knox's watercolour sketches can be seen as exercises in capturing the light and a single moment in time.
Measurements: unframed artwork: 44.5 cm x 58.5 cm
Materials: watercolour on paper
Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.