GILL, Eric

Eric Gill wood engraving ‘Adeste Fideles’ signed.



Eric Gill wood engraving made in 1916. Not numbered distinctly but signed in pencil. Trimmed close to the margins. Mounted at top corners onto a backing board. Framed in a plain gilt frame, not examined out of frame. Gilt on frame lightly scratched. Appears to be in good condition.

Size sheet size 6.5 x 6.5cm; (2.5 x 2.5 inches)

Frame size 38 x 28cm (15 x 11 inches)


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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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