The two wood engravings printed on one sheet from the original wood blocks by Gill and Hague in 1934. The wood cuts are titled ‘Faun Piping’ and ‘Naked Girl with Back Turned and Spray‘ and are printed on machine made paper. The sheet has some soft handling marks,otherwise in very good condition.
Image size 200 x 100mm
Sheet size 310 x 250 mm
Two wood engravings on one sheet.
(Physick 458, Cleverdon 176, 15)
Decorative border on pages 28,50,112, Vol:1;p.138,Vol.ll; pages 94,184, Vol.lll of Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’. No.63 of the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press.
‘Naked Girl with Back Turned and Spray.’
(Physick 459, Cleverdon 177, 15)
2nd. State. Decorative border on pages 29,51,113, Vol:1;p.139,Vol.ll; pages 95, Vol.lll of Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’. No.63 of the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press.
The woodcuts were subsequently printed from the original woodblock for the Douglas Cleverdon edition ‘Engravings 1928-1933 by Eric Gill’, printed by Gill and Hague, published by Faber & Faber Ltd in 1934. This edition is rare and was printed in a small edition size.