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Sails in St Magnus: Pilgrimage of Earl Rognvald XIV – The Return: 'Drying sails in the lofts of St Magnus'

© the artists. Photo credit: Orkney Islands Council

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'Sails in St Magnus' is a collaborative work made in 1993 for the St Magnus Festival by four painters and a poet. The installation comprises fourteen free-hanging sails, painted with images inspired by a series of one line poems, specially written for the project by George Mackay Brown, on the theme of Earl Rognvald's epic voyage to Jerusalem in 1151.

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  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    426 x 213 cm (E)

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  • Acquisition method

    gift, 1993


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