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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

Description:

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