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  • Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs
    born: Hitchin, England, United Kingdom ; died: Campden, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
  • Epiphany, 1918–1919
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • etching
  • Private Collection
  • Not on display
  • EL2010.019
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Machine in a Void: World War I & the Graphic Arts," Mar-2010, Steve Goddard
This etching was intended as a gift from the artist to personal friends at Christmas, 1918, but it was only finished in early January and so was named after the January Christian feast day of the Epiphany. The monument depicted is similar to the war memorials that Griggs and others were designing after the War. The primary Latin text is from the Christmas Vespers:

The King of Peace is magnified,
Whose power the whole earth desires.
The King of Peace is magnified
above all the kings of the whole earth.