Illustration to Ezekiel, chapter 3

View the V&A API .json response

Acquired in 2001 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Collins, Cecil
attributions_note
bibliography
The Oxford illustrated Old Testatment, volume IV, Oxford, 1968, illustration reproduced on p.275.
collection_code
PDP
credit
Bequeathed by Mrs Elizabeth Collins through The Art Fund
date_end
1968-12-31
date_start
1968-01-01
date_text
1968 (made)
descriptive_line
One of a series of pencil drawings illustrating scenes from the Bible (the Old Testament), by Cecil Collins, Britain, 1968
dimensions
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
13968
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:12:16.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:12:16.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.23218
marks
materials
paper, pencil
materials_techniques
Drawing, pencil on paper
museum_number
E.1599-2001
museum_number_token
e15992001
object_number
O80286
object_type
Drawing
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Drawing of a reclining figure, reaching out his hand to the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, which extends a hand to raise the man up. The illustration accompanies the lines " Moreover he said unto me, 'son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go and speak unto the house of Israel.'", Ezekiel 3:1.
place
Great Britain
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Cecil Collins (1908-1989) worked both as a painter and designer. He studied at the Plymouth School of art between 1923 and 1927 and the Royal College of Art, London from 1927-1931. In the early 1930s the artist became exposed to the work of artists Picasso (1881-1973) and Klee (1879-1940). In 1936 he participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition, London, before moving away from the movement. The artist returned to his native Devon to teach at Dartington Hall from 1939 to 1943. He believed in art being created through visionary experience and spiritual quest and his works from the 1940s echo the mystical feel of the artists Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) and Odilon Redon (1840-1916). This pencil drawing is for one of 12 illustrations that Cecil Collins made for the Oxford illustrated Old Testament, published in 1968. The five volumes were illustrated with the work of twenty two contemporary British artists including David Hockney (born 1937), Peter Blake (born 1932), Carol Annand and Sheila Robinson as well as Collins. This work is an illustration to Ezekiel, Chapter 3. Drawing of a reclining figure, reaching out his hand to the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, which extends a hand to raise the man up. The illustration accompanies the lines " Moreover he said unto me, 'son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go and speak unto the house of Israel.'", Ezekiel 3:1.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
slug
illustration-to-ezekiel-chapter-3-drawing-collins-cecil
sys_updated
2013-08-25T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
drawing, illustration
title
Illustration to Ezekiel, chapter 3
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1968
year_start
1968