Eric Gill woodengraving for Chaucer’ Canterbury Tales. Printed by Gill and Hague from the original block in 1934. Unsigned as issued in the Douglas Cleverdon edition ‘Engravings 1928-1933 by Eric Gill’ . The sheet is some light foxing in the margins and one very faint fox mark near the image which is diffcilut to photograph, else good.
Image Size 200 x 140 mm (11 x 7.7 inches)
Paper size 210 x 310 mm (12 x 9 inches)
The wood engraving wasmade for page 31, volume 1 of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’, published by The Golden Cockerel Press,1929.The woodcut was printed from the original woodblock for the Douglas Cleverdon edition ‘Engravings 1928-1933 by Eric Gill’, page 26, printed by Gill and Hague, published by Faber & Faber Ltd in 1934. This edition is rare and was printed in a small edition size.
(Ref:Physick 540, Cleverdon 256,26)