Postcard from Brechin


Religious theme


'Brechin Crucifixion'


David Adam

Charcoal on paper

174 x 121 cm



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A crucifixion at Brechin's 

traditional High Street cross. Would this have been the place - the Calvary? What would you have done? Would you, like the wee boy, offer Irn Bru or skulk away like the 'be-chained figure of office'  in the foreground? Would you care, give a second glance? Brechin, although it boasted of having eight churches, was a place where witch burning and hangings took place, streets are named Witchden Road and Gallow-hill.