Castletown from Scarlett
Date made: 1884-1933
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: A minimalist watercolour by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) of an almost featureless blue sky and a broad expanse of beach with Castletown and its harbour depicted as narrow band of detail on the horizon. 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: 45 cm x 58.5 cm
Materials: watercolour on paper
Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.