GILL, Eric

Eric Gill signed wood engraving ‘Spray of Leaves’.



Eric Gill signed wood engraving made in 1917. Initialed ‘EG’, laid onto a sheet of hand made paper, with a soft vertical fold through the image and the backing sheet . Not mounted/ matted.

Size sheet size 3.3 x 4.4cm; (1.25 x 1 .5 inches)

Backing sheet 19.5 x 13cm ( 7.75 x 5 inches)


Item details

Reference: Physick 108. Proofs of a design originally printed with the letters M.V.O.J for ‘In memoriam Olof Alice Johnson Veronica Mary’, a funeral card printed at St. Dominic’s Press, Ditchling, Sussex, 1917. The letters were subsequently cut away and the block used for illustration on page 2  of ‘God and the Dragon’, rhymes by Peplar, St. Dominic’s Press publication. Number 15, 1917; on page 25 of ‘Poor Man’s Pence’ , a book of verses by Faith Ashford, publication Number 16, 1917; on page 23 of ‘The Mistress of Vision’ by Francis Thompson, publication Number 24, 1918:; on the cover of the catalogues of an exhibition of drawings and engravings by the artists held at The alpine Club Gallery, London, 1918.; on page 8 of ‘A May Festival’, programme of a May Festival and old Country fair held at Staplefield Green, Sussex, 20th may 1920, published by the St. Dominic’s Press, 1920; on page 12 of ‘A Plain Plaintain’ by Russell Alexander, publication Number 36, 1922; on the cover ‘Autumn Midnight’ by Francis Cornford, printed by the St .Dominic’s press, published by The Poetry Bookshop, London, 1923; to ‘St. Thomas Aquinas Calendar 1925’ published by St. Domics Press, 1924; on page 17 of ‘Wood Engraving’, 2nd edition, by Beedham, publication Number 33, 1925; on plate 30 of ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’ published by Douglas Cleverdon, 1929.




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