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Date made: 1914-1918
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: The calligraphy reads ‘God’s hand to guard me’. Page thirty-five of bound volume.
Materials: watercolour on paper
Object name: book
Collection: Art Collection
ID number: 1958-0202/35

This is Page 35 of the bound volume of The Deer’s Cry at the Manx Museum.

“God’s hand to guard me.” Once again the hand eludes me but I see the overall design as a breastplate, the love heart at the centre of the word ‘God”, the colours of the world and the gold of God as mentioned in previous pages. However, there is purple today, perhaps representing God in His Majesty in the middle and the word “Guide” is coloured in such a way that the purple is the centre of the word “GOD.”

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.