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 ‘76’ in top right corner as issued. Very good. Not mounted / matted.
Image size 35 x 90mm (1.5 x 3.5 inches)
Sheet size 340 x 250mm (13 x 9.75 inches)
Reference: Reference Physick 334; Ditchling 57, 76: Proof of an illustration intended for ‘The Song of Songs’, number 31 of the publication of the Golden cockerel Press, 1925. The block was subsequently used for illustration on plate 76 of ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’, published by Douglas Cleverdon, printed by The Fanfare Press, 1929. Also titled ‘Stir not my Beloved’ (tailpiece) There was also a signed and numbered edition.