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Date made: 1914-1918
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: The calligraphy reads ‘God’s might to uphold me’. Page thirty of bound volume.
Materials: watercolour on paper
Object name: book
Collection: Art Collection
ID number: 1958-0202/30

This is Page 30 of the bound volume of The Deer’s Cry at the Manx Museum.

“God’s might to uphold me” with the illustration showing God the Trinity (three in one) holding up “me” and the whole world by His might. Is the heart of God pierced at the top? The”G” and the “D” seem to disappear and reappear into the purple colour. Are the loose knots to show that even if one falls God will still be able to take up the strain and uphold us? Is the overall design that of a breastplate?

The words in the above paragraph are just my personal and subjective thoughts. Knox must have had so many ideas and thoughts behind this page and the other pages which, perhaps, we will never know.

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