Frederick Etchells Inscription ‘Let us now Praise Famous Men’ 1925

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Artist
Title
Inscription ‘Let us now Praise Famous Men’
Date 1925
Medium Stone
Dimensions Object: 510 x 910 x 25 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983
Reference
T03724
Not on display

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Before the First World War, Etchells was a painter and exhibited with the Vorticist group. In the 1920s he trained as an architect, and translated Le Corbusier’s manifesto of modernist architecture Towards a New Architecture. The text used in this inscription derives from the Book of Ecclesiasticus, a collection of maxims that is part of the apocrypha of the Old Testament.


August 2004

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