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Circle of stones near Tormore, Isle of Arran

Watercolour
early 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

The watercolour is of the scenic Machrie Moor. The romantic landscape shows three standing stones, which are all that remain of the original seven or eight in Stone Circle 2 on Machrie Moor.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Titles
  • Circle of stones near Tormore, Isle of Arran (generic title)
  • Druidical Temple of Tormore, Arran (published title)
  • Druidical Remains of Tormore, Arran (published title)
Materials and techniques
Watercolours, paper
Brief description
Watercolour titled 'Circle of Stones near Tormore, Isle of Arran', by William Andrews Nesfield (1793-1881).
Physical description
The watercolour is of the scenic Machrie Moor. The romantic landscape shows three standing stones, which are all that remain of the original seven or eight in Stone Circle 2 on Machrie Moor.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25.4cm
  • Width: 30.5cm
Object history
Christie's, 7 June 1869, Lot 423, sale of the collection of Thomas Brown Esq (deceased), under the title 'Druidical Remains of Tormore, Arran'.

Probably exhibited as 'Druidical Temple of Tormore, Arran' at the Old Water-Colour Society, 1828 (no.104).
Subjects depicted
Place depicted
Bibliographic reference
Timothy Wilcox, ed. The triumph of watercolour : the early years of the Royal Watercolour Society 1805-55 London: Philip Wilson, 2005. ISBN 1898519250
Collection
Accession number
986-1901

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Record createdSeptember 26, 2001
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