GILL, Eric

Eric Gill signed wood engraving ‘Adeste Fideles’



Eric Gill wood engraving and signed in pencil ‘Eric Gill’, and numbered indistinctly. Trimmed with small margins. Glued at top edged to a sheet of hand made paper. Sheet has slightly discoloured.

Image 5 x 5 cm ( 2 x 2 inches)

Sheet size 23 x 17cm (9 x 6.5 inches)


Item details

Reference: Physick 72: Physick states that wood engraving was used as an illustration on page 3 of ‘Adeste Fildeles a Christmas Hymn’ number 12 of the publications of the St.  Dominic’s Press, Ditchling, Sussex, 1916. The block was subsequently used on page 10 of ‘Horae Editae Beatae Virginis Mariae Juxta Ritum Sacri Ordinid Praedicatorum Jussu Editae’, St. Dominic’s Press publication number 37, 1923; on page 28 of ‘Wood Engravings’, publication Number 44, 1924; on Plate 10 of ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’ published by Douglas Cleverdon, 1929.





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