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Sermon on the mount

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Cartoon
Artist/Maker: Aiken, John M.
Date: 1937-1953
Media/Materials: Watercolour and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 75.5 x 192 cm
Classification: Drawing


Preparatory cartoon for Langstane Kirk stained glass window. 'Sermon on the Mount' centre window. 'The sermon on the mount' written in pencil at the bottom of the drawing. One of a set of cartoons by Aiken, executed between 1937 and 1953.

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: ABDRG10179