Eric Gill wood engraving printed from the original woodblock by Gill and Hague. Unsigned as published by Douglas Cleverdon in ‘Engravings 1928-1933 by Eric Gill’ in 1934. In very good condition.
Image size 200 x 100mm (7.5 x 4 inches)
Sheet size 310 x 250mm (12 x 9 inches)
Reference: Physick 699, Cleverdon 401, 1.
The wood engraving was originally cut to be a decorative border on pages 109 of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ No. 63 of the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press, 1927.The woodcut was subsequently printed from the original woodblock page 1, for the Douglas Cleverdon edition ‘Engravings 1928-1933 by Eric Gill’, printed by Gill and Hague, published by Faber & Faber Ltd in 1934. This edition is rare and was printed in a small edition size.