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CALLIGRAPHY. Cox (George) "On the Crucifixion of Our Saviour Between Two Thieves",  A Child's Acrostic Excercise in Penmanship, commencing "Behold O God INRI vers of my Tears"  1809
26 lines of varied styles of Calligraphy incorporated in between three Crosses and a decorative surround garlanded with sweet pea, oak and thistle leaves leaves, and sumounted with a Clarion Angel, within a ruled and patterned border15½ x 11½ ins. inscribed at the foot "George Cox, North Petherton School, 1809" some small marginal tears, laid down on card, framed and glazed,
The vertical readings on the crosses are the quotations of the 2 thieves "Lord remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom" and "If thou art the Christ save thyself and us", and the words of Christ "O God My God why hast thou forsaken me". Horizontally the text reads through these lines intersecting letters, making up the lines. The drawing of the garlands, crosses and borders is rather primitive and drawn in a lighter ink. The text is of heavier ink and a broader knib. North Petherton is a small town and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated on the edge of the eastern foothills of the Quantocks, and close to the edge of the Somerset Levels. Dating from at least the 10th century and an important settlement in Saxon times. Near Bridgewater, it still boasts a Community Primary School, whose forerunner taught such fine Calligraphy to their Pupil Exhibitioner George Cox.

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