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Jesus blessing the children

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: 76 x 194.5 cm
Classification: Drawing


Preparatory cartoon for Langstane Kirk stained glass window. 'Jesus Blessing the Children' left hand window. One of a set of cartoons by Aiken, which were 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: ABDRG10184