An original wood engraving printed from the original block for ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’. 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 ‘53’ in top right corner as issued. There is one dark spot in the upper margin of the sheet, an impurity in the paper, please look at photograph carefully, else very good. Not mounted / matted.
Image size 107 x 107 mm (4.25 x 4.25 inches)
Sheet size 340 x 250mm (13 x 9.75 inches)
Reference: Physick 218 , Ditchling 187, 53. Proof from the second block, after a drawing from life, 1923. The block was subsequently used for illustration on page 27 of ‘Wood Engravings’ publication 44, of the publications of the St. Dominic’s Press, 1924; on Plate 53 in ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’, published by Douglas Cleverdon, printed by The Fanfare Press, 1929. Signed in reverse and lettered ‘P’.