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Cumulus Clouds

Photo credit: Manx National Heritage

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An atmospheric watercolour coastal view depicting a stretch of coastline either on the Isle of Man or the south-eastern coast of England. 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, in this case between the sky and the sea. 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.

Manx Museum

Douglas


Date

c.1900–1933

Medium

watercolour on paper

Measurements

H 44.5 x W 58 cm

Accession number

1954-5673

Acquisition method

gift, 1954

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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Manx Museum

Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3LY Isle of Man

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