A copper engraving signed ‘Eric G’ and numbered 1 of 15 copies. Printed on fine laid paper. Mounted with see through corner tabs. Printed in 1927. Two small fox marks within the image else very good.
Image/ Block size 11.2 x 6.8 cm (4.5 x 2.75 inches)
sheet size 19 x 15.4cm (7.5 x 6 inches)
Provenance: Felix Dennis (1949-2014) Collection
Felix Dennis was an English publisher, poet, spoken-word performer and philanthropist. His company, Dennis Publishing, pioneered computer and hobbyist magazine publishing in the United Kingdom. One of the three editors of ‘Oz’ Magazine
Physick 482. (199) Proof for an illustration, after an Indian drawing , to face page 12 of ‘Art and Love’ by the artist, printed by the Golden Cockerel Press, for Douglas Cleverdon, 1928. Physick also states that the artist had priced the set of 6 at £6.6s.
Gill was fascinated by Indian temple sculptures. He and Jacob Epstein planned to build a monument in the Sussex countryside a hand craved monument imitating the structures at Gwalior Fort in Madhya Pradesh.