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Date made: 1914-1918
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: The calligraphy reads ‘In compactness of rock’. Page twenty-six of bound volume.
Materials: watercolour on paper
Object name: book
Collection: Art Collection
ID number: 1958-0202/26

This is Page 26 of the bound volume of The Deer’s Cry at the Manx Museum.

The illustration itself is compact as is the lettering on this fantastic page. I get the feeling that if I pull one of the looped side strings the whole object will be tightly squeezed and become more compact? The colours may not immediately suggest rock but is Knox depicting the whole earth and oceans or perhaps minerals such as malachite, lapis lazuli etc?

The words in the above paragraph are just my personal and subjective thoughts.

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