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Date made: 1914-1918
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: The calligraphy reads ‘Against every cruel merciless power which may come against my body and my soul’. Page forty-two of bound volume.
Materials: watercolour on paper
Object name: book
Collection: Art Collection
ID number: 1958-0202/42

This is Page 42 of the bound volume of The Deer’s Cry at the Manx Museum.

It has been suggested that the yellow could be depicting poison which comes against “my body.” Perhaps the merciless powers that come against “my soul” are less obvious and are represented by the shadowy design under the wording. The yellow is still there, poisoning the soul but it is not so easy for one to spot it.

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.