Portrait of the artist’s daughter and wife of David Pepler. An original zinc 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 ‘65’ in top right corner as issued. Very good. Not mounted / matted.
Image size 178 x 124mm (7 x 5 inches)
Sheet size 310 x 250mm (12 x 9.75 inches)
Reference: Physick 279 , Ditchling 8, 65 . Portrait Head, right profile. 1924. The block was subsequently used for illustration on plate 65in ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’, published by Douglas Cleverdon, printed by The Fanfare Press, 1929. Signed and dated in reverse ‘EG 21.10.24’ There was a signed and numbered edition of 50.