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Date made: 1914-1918
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: The calligraphy reads ‘In innocence of holy virgins in deeds of righteous men’. Page seventeen of bound volume.
Materials: watercolour on paper
Object name: book
Collection: Art Collection
ID number: 1958-0202/17

This is Page 17 of the bound volume of The Deer’s Cry at the Manx Museum.

The belt or wrist band possibility mentioned for the previous 4 pages remains for Page 17 but the colours used in the illustration are quite different. Blue is the colour representative of The Virgin Mary in Catholic/Anglo Catholic art and Archibald Knox was an Anglo Catholic who worshipped at St. Matthew’s Church when he lived in Douglas, Isle of Man.
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The sentences above are subjective and personal thoughts. No doubt Knox was portraying many symbols and meanings in this page but they are beyond me at present.

The Archibald Knox Forum would like to hear your thoughts, ideas and comments on any of the pages from The Deer’s Cry.