Comforting Angel

Comforting Angel, c. 1904
Kahlil Gibran
Pencil

‘Mr Gibran is a young Syrian, who, in his drawings, manifests the poetical and imaginative temperament of his race, and a remarkable vein of individual invention ... The earnest desire to give expression to metaphysical ideas has triumphantly prevailed over technical limitations to the extent that the imagination is greatly stirred by the abstract or moral beauty of the thought … ’ (Extract from Evening Transcript, Boston, 2 May 1904, in Robin Waterfield, Prophet: The life and times of Kahlil Gibran, p. 89)

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