An original copper engraving printed from the original block for ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’. Signed in reverse to lower margin on plate. Published by Douglas Cleverdon, printed by The Fanfare Press, 1929. One of 400 copies printed on paper specially manufactured for this edition with the number ‘82’ in top right corner as issued. Very good. Not mounted / matted.
Image size 112 x 86mm (4.5 x 3.5 inches)
Sheet size 310 x 250mm (12 x 9.75 inches)
Reference: Physick 360, Ditchling 82, 82. Copper engraving. Illustration to face page 8 of ‘Procreant Hymn’ by E. Powys Mathers, No.37 of the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press, 1926. The plate was subsequently used for illustration on Plate 82 in ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’, published by Douglas Cleverdon, printed by The Fanfare Press, 1929. There was also an edition of 15 signed and numbered.