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Pinnacle Island, the pinnacles

Pinnacle Island, the pinnacles

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15543

Item number: f.105

Length: 153

Width: 238

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A view in ink of the rocks known as the Pinnacles, which give Pinnacle Island its name. It is one of the Staple or Farne Islands, off the Northumberland coast, formed by the Great Sill Whin volcanic intrusion. Volcanic deposits give the islands their characteristic charred colour.

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