The Shapwick Monster
Jeremiah Joyce (1783-1816)
Manuscripts and documents
Canvas, Oil paint
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Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
Document; Manuscript - Unframed calligraphy in oils on canvas telling the story of 'The Shapwick Monster' by a member of the Joyce family.
Marks and inscriptions
/The Shapwick Monster/A full true story and particular account of A Sea Monster which was seen on Badbury/Down between Blandford and Wimborne on Tuesday the 12th day of October 1686, and how it so frightened/the People that they collected themselves into a large body in order to destroy it/ (heading, then follows the story in three columns) The Story of the 'Shapwick Monster' composed/and written by a member of the Joyce family/approx 1830 (note in ink in an unknown hand, on label on reverse.
Makers and roles
Jeremiah Joyce (1783-1816), author