Portrait of the artist’s adopted son. 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 ‘66’ in top right corner as issued. Very good. Not mounted / matted.
Image size 220 x 147 mm (8.5 x 6 inches)
Sheet size 310 x 250mm (12 x 9.75 inches)
Reference: Physick 280 , Ditchling 9, 66 . Portrait, head and shoulders, looking to the right. 1924. The block was subsequently used for illustration on plate 66 in ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’, published by Douglas Cleverdon, printed by The Fanfare Press, 1929. Signed and lettered ‘Gordian G’. There was also signed and numbered edition of 50.