A Eric Gill wood engraving proof. It is the Second State of three and cut in 1926. This is a rare unsigned proof printed on Mulberry paper. ‘Proof’ written inpencil in lower margin. The sheet has a light ink smudge, otherwise is in good condition.
Image size 30 x 20 mm (1 x .75 inches)
Sheet size 180 x 83mm (7 x 3.25 inches)
Reference: Physick 166, D136: Physick states that there were three states of this wood engraving. He also states that there were only 25 signed copies of this engraving.A superb proof used ultimately as an illustration for Christianity and Art, written by the artist and published at Capel-y-ffin in 1928.