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The Scottish Hymnal with Tunes

Item Code: RJ-85922
Medium
Mixed media assemblage
Date of Work
2018
Height (cm)
31
Width (cm)
43
Signed
Signed
Base price $2,613
The Scottish Hymnal with Tunes.

A 19th century hymnal with tunes and symmetrical illustrations using collected objects from the islands of western Scotland. The book is accompanied by a small set of pipes made from gannet wing bones.

Mixed media assemblage:

The Scottish Hymnal 1887
(8" x 6" hardcover in dark blue cloth [with dust jacket]. 440 hymns with tunes and illustrations 1887)
Illustrations:
(Recovered bird skulls and objects from the west coast of Scotland)
Gannet wing bones
Missionary exhibition tag
Fabric
Richard James PortraitRichard James was born in 1963 in Northampton. He has works in private collections all over the UK and US. Much of his work makes strong use of astronomical association: an attempt to recognise the greater mystery inherent in the commonplace fragments of exhausted life. He strives to offer glimpses of the unknown, to uncover fragments of hidden mystery and explore the subliminal landscape concealed by the everyday.
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