nativityanimals2

Medium: Watercolour
Dimensions
(inches HxW)
3.31″ x 3.51″
Inscribed in reverse “And they wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger”.
This extremely rare coloured painting was sold by Anthony d’Offay in 1982 – with the provenance of the artist’s family.

The work was no doubt made to amuse the children at Christmas. Gill would have projected the image onto a wall using a type of lantern projector. The process would have reversed the image, hence the backwards writing.