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The last supper

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Cartoon
Artist/Maker: Aiken, John MacDonald
Date: c 1938
Media/Materials: Watercolour and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 75.6 x 195 cm
Classification: Drawing


Preparatory cartoon for Langstane Kirk stained glass window. 'The last supper' right hand window. One of a set of cartoon by John Macdonald Aiken (1880 - 1961) executed between 1937 and 1953. This one dated April 22nd 1938. Aberdeen born Aiken was Head of Gray's School of Art between 1911 and 1914.

Former student and award winner John M Aiken would become Head of Gray's School of Art in 1910, a time of trial and reorganisation, when the school became known as the "Aberdeen School of Arts and Crafts, Gray's School of Art." This was to possibly encourage a relationship with local industries. Around this time, courses for stone-cutters, masons, plumbers, painters and decorators, cabinetmakers and even watch and clock makers were available.
Object Number: ABDRG10176