Douglas Market Place, Douglas

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This watercolour shows a busy scene in Douglas market place, around 1895. The work can be dated quite closely as it shows Old St Matthews church, demolished in 1895, and Quayle also exhibited a work titled ‘Douglas Market Place’ that same year.

Many of the stalls appear to be laden with baskets of rhubarb, traditionally sold at Douglas market in May and June. The market was traditionally the place where farmers or their wives would bring produce grown in the countryside into the town for sale to the boarding house keepers and hoteliers catering for the visitors to Douglas, the Island's main resort.

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Douglas

Title

Douglas Market Place, Douglas

Date

c.1895

Medium

watercolour on paper

Measurements

H 44 x W 61 cm

Accession number

1954-5678

Acquisition method

bequest, 1954

Work type

Watercolour

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