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Date made: 1914-1918
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: The calligraphy reads ‘God’s ear to hear me’. Page thirty-three of bound volume.
Materials: watercolour on paper
Object name: book
Collection: Art Collection
ID number: 1958-0202/33

This is Page 33 of the bound volume of The Deer’s Cry at the Manx Museum.

“God’s ear to hear me.” Everybody sees different things in any picture and I struggle to see an ear in this one. No doubt many of you will see it and I would like to hear from you (no pun intended). Whenever I look at this illustration I see the shape of an olive wood hand held cross. The colours used show the earth, sea and hills with Gold for God’s colour.

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.