The Brannons

The majority of the exhibits are the work of the prolific self-taught artist-engraver George Brannon (1784-1860) Born in Ireland, he later moved to the Isle of Wight from London at the age of 25 and published the first edition of Vectis Scenery, his best-known book, in 1821. It contained 28 of his distinctive views of the Island, printed from copper plates. Read More

Prints Preparation

The Isle of Wight College is hosting the prints as we speak. They have worked with various trained staff (including Prof. Robin McInnes) to maintain the near-perfection state in which the prints have been kept over the years. Collected over many years by Brannon enthusiast Ken Hicks, from Bembridge, this rich pictorial archive of rare engravings is on show at the Isle of Wight College for six days this October.

6 Days of Island History

Public Exhibition
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