• Edward Burra
  • Zechariah 5 1944

    "And the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west (Ch. 14)



    One of nineteen sketches for Miracle in the Gorbals

    variously pen, black ink, bodycolour, gouache and pencil

    approximately 4 ¼ x 5 ½ in / 11 x 14 cm



    Adapted by Robert Helpmann from the play The passing of the Third Floor by Michael Benthall

    C.B.E, The Miracle of the Gorbals (1944) was a Christian allegory set in a modern Glasgow slum. Burra designed set and costumes.