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View from Pinnacle Island

View from Pinnacle Island

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15543

Item number: f.102

Length: 148

Width: 239

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A view in ink from Pinnacle Island, one of the Staple or Farne Islands, off the Northumberland coast. An archipelago of some 30 islands, the Farnes were formed by the seaward outcrops of the Great Whin Sill volcanic intrusion. Volcanic sediment gives the islands their distinctive blackened appearance.

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