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Date made: 1914-1918
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: The calligraphy reads ‘God’s wisdom to guide me’. Page thirty-one of bound volume.
Materials: watercolour on paper
Object name: book
Collection: Art Collection
ID number: 1958-0202/31

This is Page 31 of the bound volume of The Deer’s Cry at the Manx Museum.

“God’s wisdom to guide me”- the illustration showing God the Trinity (three in one) at the top, in many ways out of reach but, through all the links, we are connected to Him. Part of God’s wisdom is imparted to the world through the church and it’s leaders. Hence the bishop’s mitre, Are the differing colours showing that God’s wisdom is many faceted and the blue is more readily understood?.However, as one goes through the orange and gold colours it is more difficult to fathom? Is Knox showing that although God’s wisdom will guide him, he has to learn by going into church (the aisle and vault of the church are there at the bottom of the picture) and listening to God’s appointed leaders?

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.