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Eric Gill, R.E. 1882-1940.

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Fine Prints.

Religious Images

Proofs

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Adeste Fideles. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 72. 2 x 2 (sheet 2 3/8 x 2 3/8). As published in Adeste Fideles a Christmas Hymn and elsewhere. Printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $1,250. Another proof, before letterpress, unsigned. $750. A third proof with letterpress, "Christmas Greetings" $500.

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The Blessed Trinity with the Blessed Virgin. 1921. Wood engraving. Physick 181. 3 x 3 5/8 (sheet 3 9/16 x 5 1/8). Based upon a drawing by Elizabeth Gill. Printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $575.

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Cantet nunc 'lo'. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 77. 2 x 2 (sheet 2 1/2 x 2 1/2). As published in Adeste Fideles a Christmas Hymn and elsewhere. Printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $1,250. Another proof printed on fine wove paper. 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 (sheet 2 9/16 x 2 9/16). Originally published in Adeste Fideles a Christmas Hymn and elsewhere. Unsigned. $450.

Cantet nunc 'lo'. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 75. 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 (sheet 4 1/8 x 3 1/4). Printed with letterpress as a Christmas card on simili-Japan paper. Unsigned. $400.

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Christ and the Money-Changers: Intravit Jesus in Templus Dei & Ejiciebat Omnes Vendentes & Ementes in Templo. Proof. 1919. Wood engraving. Physick 153. 5 5/8 x 3 5/8 (sheet 6 3/8 x 4 3/8). Printed on simili-Japan paper. Unsigned. $175.

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Christmas Gifts: Dawn: PAX HOMINIBUS BONAE VOLUNTATIS. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 80. 2 13/16 x 3 9/16 (sheet 3 1/8 x 3 3/4). As published in The Game volume I, no. 2 and in Nisi Dominus. Printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $1,250. Another unsigned proof, $500.

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Crucifix With a Crown of Thorns (late state). 1922. Wood engraving. Physick 197. 8 x 3 1/8 (sheet 8 13/16 x 3 11/16). Proof printed on Japanese mulberry paper. $1,250.

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Madonna and Child. 1924. Three engravings printed in reddish brown ink on copper, all printed on a single sheet of white wove paper. Physick 302. 1 5/ 8 x 7/8. Edition 50, #43. Etched after a drawing by the artist's daughter, Elizabeth. Physick 303. 1 5/8 x 1 3/16. Edition 50, #38. Etched after a drawing by the artist's daughter, Joanna. Physick 304. 1 5/8 x 7/8. Edition 50, #42. Etched after a drawing by the artist's daughter, Petra. Each engraving signed and numbered in pencil. A charming trio of family-themed works. It is rare to find Gill engravings printed in this manner. $2,250.

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The Madonna and Child with an Angel: Madonna Knitting. Proof. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 60. 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 (sheet 4 3/4 x 3 1/4). As published in Mary Sat a'Working and Song of the Dressmaker. Printed on Japanese mulberry laid paper. Unsigned. $550.

The Madonna and Child with an Angel: Madonna Knitting. 1919. Wood engraving. Physick 60. 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 circular (sheet 5 3/8 x 5). Printed on white wove paper. Signed in pencil. $1,750.

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Madonna and Child With Arms Outstretched. 1922. Wood engraving. Physick 215. 4 x 1 3/4. Printed on tan wove paper. Used as a design for a Christmas card. Signed in pencil. $1,750.

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Madonna and Child with Gallows. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 82. 2 x 2 (sheet 2 1/8 x 2 1/8). Used for a Christmas card. Printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Unsigned. $350.

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Nativity in a Cave. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 79. 2 5/8 x 2 1/16 (sheet 2 5/8 x 2 3/8). Design for a Christmas Card. Proof before the letterpress "A Happy Christmas". Unsigned. $250.

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Nativity in a Cave. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 79. 2 5/8 x 2 1/16 (sheet 2 15/16 x 2 3/8). Design for a Christmas Card. Proof before the letterpress "A Happy Christmas". Signed in pencil, $1,500.

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Nativity with Midwife, St. Joseph Standing. 1913. Wood engraving. Physick 14. 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 (sheet 2 5/8 x 2 3/4). Design for a Christmas Card. Printed on cream wove paper. Laid onto a paper mount along the top sheet edge. Signed and annotated with a '+' in pencil. $750.

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Resurrection: EGO SUM RESURRECTIO ET VITA. 1934. Wood engraving. Physick 866. 4 1/8 x 2 1/8 (sheet 5 x 3). Letterpress verso: 'DAVID WHITEMAN PEPLER 23 OCT. 1905 2 SEPT. 1934 DONA EI REQUIEM INVENUMUS EUM IN CAMPIS SILVAE'. Printed as a memorial card, apart from the illustration for The Passion of Our Lord. Extremely scarce in this printing. Printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $450.

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St. Mark. 1934. Wood engraving. Physick 870. 6 11/16 x 4 1/16 (sheet 7 5/16 x 4 3/4). Printed on bluish-gray wove paper as a holiday card. Printed on the inside reads, 'Happy Christmas and New Year from Mary Gill', typeface. Annotated 'Our love to you, and from all the family,' in pen on the back of the front cover. From the Aldine Bible. Unsigned. $350.

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St. Mark. 1934. Wood engraving. Physick 870. 6 5/8 x 4 1/16 (sheet 7 3/8 x 9 1/2). Printed on light gray wove paper as a holiday card. Printed on the outside cover of the card reads, 'Happy Christmas & New Year From Mary Gill'. The image of St. Mark is printed on the inside. Written on the back of the card in ink reads 'My love to you both. I will be waiting. MG.' $1,500.

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St. Matthew. 1934. Wood engraving. Physick 869. 6 x 3 1/2 (sheet 8 13/16 x 5 1/4). Issued as a Christmas card from Mary Gill. Annotated, 'My love to you both and the family. MG' in ink. Illustrated for the Aldine Bible. Printed on cream wove 'England 1945' watermarked paper with two sides deckle edges. $450.

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Virgin and Child. 1931. Wood engraving. Physick 827. 5 3/4 x 2 3/4 (sheet 8 1/16 x 3 7/16). Proof printed on simili-Japan paper with one side deckle edge. Unsigned. $275.

Another signed proof printed on white wove paper. Initialed, dated and annotated 'Greetings from Eric and Mary Gill' in pencil. $975.

Religious Image: Prints Published by Douglas Cleverdon

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Bookplates: St. Helena. 1922. Wood engraving. Physick 204. 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 (sheet 13 1/8 x 9 7/8).Bookplate for Petra Helens Gill. Done after a photograph of an Ancient image. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $175 the sheet of two.

Bookplates: St. Angela. 1922. Wood engraving. Physick 205. 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 (sheet 13 1/8 x 9 7/8). Bookplate for Elizabeth Angela Gill. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $175 the sheet of two.

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Chalice and Host: Manducaverunt / Et Saturati Sunt Nimis: Non Sunt Fraudati A Desiderio Suo. 1927. Wood engraving. Physick 490. 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Made for the Reverend Desmond Chute. Unsigned. $175.

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Epiphany. 1917. Wood engraving. Physick 84. 1 3/4 x 2 7/8 (sheet 2 x 2 3/4). Originally published in 'God and the Dragon' (S. dominic's Press, 1917). As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 480 Printed on off-white wove paper. Printed on off-white wove paper. Unsigned. $175.

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The Last Judgement. 1917. Wood engraving. Physick 107. 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 (sheet 13 x 10). Originally published in a broad-sheet (S. Dominic's Press, 1917). As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $175.

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Slaughter of the Innocents. 1914. Wood engraving. Physick 18. 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 15/16). Orignally published as the catalogue cover of an exhibition in aid of Belgian Refugees and Nisi Dominus. Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $100.

Secular Images: Proofs.

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Animals All: WHO WERE THE FIRST TO CRY NOWELL ANIMALS ALL AS IT BEFELL. 1916. Woodcut. Physick 50. 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 (5 x 3 7/16). As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929. Printed on simili-Japan paper. Signed in pencil. $1,250.

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Castle and Trees. 1923. Wood engraving. Physick 254.i/ii. 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 (sheet 2 9/16 x 1 7/8). Printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $350.

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Daily Herald Order of Industrial Heroism. 1923. Individual images are, left to right: A Rose Plant in Jericho (Physick 221), The Holy Ghost as Dove (P224), St. Christopher and Chimney Smoke (Physick 220), and Wave (Physick 222). Wood engravings printed in 5 blocks in red and black on one sheet. The dove was replaced by by a star (Physick 223) in the final version. 5 x 7 1/2 (sheet 13 1/8 x 7/8). As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $175.

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Hair Combing (Portrait of Petra Gill). 1922. Wood engraving. Physick 208. 4 x 2 1/2 (sheet 6 5/8 x 4 1/16). A rare proof printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Unsigned. $2,250.

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Man and Girl on Way to Church. 1927. Wood engraving. Physick 427. 7 x 1 1/8 (sheet 8 7/8 x 4). Used as a wedding invitation for Petra Gill and Denis Tegetmeier; January 7, 1930. This invitation is addressed to 'Mr. and Mrs. H.D.C. Pepler'. This image was used in Troilus and Criseyde, and is extremely scarce as an invitation. Printed on cream laid 'MADE IN ENGLAND' watermarked paper with two sides deckle edges. Slight foxing around the edge of the invitation, well outside the image and text. Unsigned. $1,000.

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Mother and Child [With Arms Outstretched]. 1936. Wood engraving. Physick 917. 3 3/4 x 2 5/16 (sheet 7 3/8 x 5 1/2). A fine impression printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Signed and numbered '5' and '605' in pencil. $2,000.

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Another proof, issued as a Christmas rememberance in 1941. The front cover reads, 'REMEMBERANCE from all at Pigotts CHRISTMAS 1941'. The Mother and Child [With Arms Outstretched] image is on the left hand side inside the card and the text of the right reads, 'The joy of our heart is ceased; our dancing is turned into mourning. The crown is fallen from our head; woe to us, because we have sinned. But thou, O Lord, shall remain for ever; thy throne from generation to generation. Convert us, O Lord, to thee, and we shall be converted; renew our days, as from the beginning.' Unsigned. $850.

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Parlers. 1917. Wood engraving. Physick 85. 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 (sheet 4 1/2 x 5 1/16). Printed on Japanese mulberry laid paper. A fine impression of this rare image. Unsigned. $500.

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Semicircular Device. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 77. 1 1/8 x 3 5/8 (sheet 1 13/16 x 4 5/16). Printed on Japanese mulberry laid paper. There is a small hole on the support backing sheet, off of the image sheet, and well away from the image. Initialed in pencil. $975.

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Toilet. Proof. 1923. Wood engraving. Physick 256. 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 (sheet 5 5/8 x 4 1/8). Printed on Japanese mulberry laid paper. Unsigned. $500.

Secular Images: Prints Published by Douglas Cleverdon

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Cartouche for Colophon. 1929. Woodcut. Physick 613. 2 1/4 x 3 5/16 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $75.

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Clothes: For Dignity and Adornment. 1927. Engraving on copper. Physick 483. 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $225.

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Initial 'S' with Church. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 62. 1 x 1. Engraved for S. Dominic's press.

Device: Chalice and Host with O and A. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 54. 1 x 1. Originally published in 'Serving at Mass', compiled by Eric Gill (s. Dominic's Press, 1916).

Device: Gravestone with Angel: OLD / FREE- / MAN. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 61. 1 1/4 x 1 1/4. Published in 'Old Free-man,' by Matthew Stephenson (Everard Meynell, London, 1916). Subsequently used in publications of S. Dominic's Press (e.g., in 'The Game,' II, I, January, 1918).

Semi-circular Device: 273028292831 / A.D.MDCCCCXVI. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 77. 1 1/8 x 3 5/8. Made for S. Dominic's Press, but wasn't used.

Circular Device: 273028292831 / AD / MCM / XV / I. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 78. 1 1/2 x 1 1/2. Originally published in 'The Game,' I, 2, December, 1916. A pen beneath '2730' refers to the work of Edward Johnston on pages 27 and 30; a printer's dabber beneath '2829' to H.D.C. Pepler's on pages 28 and 29; and a graver beneath '2831' to Eric Gill's on pages 28 and 31.

All five images printed upon the full sheet of cream wove paper. There is slight foxing throughout the sheet, not effecting the images. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Unsigned. $225.

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Device: Spray of Leaves. 1917. Wood engraving. Physick 108. 1 x 1 3/8. Printed for a funeral card and subsequently used for other purposes by S. Dominic's press.

Device: Stalk with Leaves. 1917. Wood engraving. Physick 109. 7/8 x 1. Printed for a funeral card and subsequently used for other purposes by S. Dominic's press.

Device: Initial letter 'O' with Speedwell. 1917. Wood engraving. Physick 110. 1 1/8 x 1 1/8. Printed for a funeral card and subsequently used for other purposes by S. Dominic's press.

Device: Paschal Lamb. 1917. Wood engraving. Physick 192. Originally printed in The Game, Volume I, Number 31 and elsewhere.

Device: Axe and Block. 1917. Wood engraving. Physick 135. 1 1/2 x 1 1/2. Originally printed in The Game, volume II, Number 1; and Woodwork, by A. Romney Green (S. Dominic's press, 1918).

Device: Hangman's Rope. 1917. Wood engraving. Physick 136. 1 1/2 x 2 1/2. Originally printed in The Game, volume II, Number 1; and Woodwork, by A. Romney Green (S. Dominic's press, 1918).

All six wood engravings printed on one sheet of cream wove paper, as published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Unsigned. $175.

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Dress: 1860. 1921. Wood engraving. Physick 187. 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). Originally published in 'Dress' (S. Dominic's Press, 1921). The image was based upon an old photograph. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $175.

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Dress: 1920. 1921. Wood engraving. Physick 186. 3 3/4 x 3 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). Originally published in 'Dress' (S. Dominic's Press, 1921). Made after a drawing by Edward Sullivan for 'The New Utopia,' by H.G Wells. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $175.

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Dumb-Driven Cattle. 1915. Wood engraving. Physick 36. 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 (sheet 13 1/8 x 9 15/16). Originally published in 'The Devil's Devices,' by Douglas Pepler (The Hampshire House Workshops, London, 1915). The first 200 copies of the edition of 1,500 were numbered and signed. Two editions of the engravings only (consisting of 15 and 33 sets at 31/6 and 15/- a set respectivly) were issued in the same year. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Initialed in the block. $175.

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Initial 'S' with Church. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 62. 1 x 1. Engraved for S. Dominic's press.

Chalice and Host with Candles. 1916. Woodcut. Physick 53. 1 1/4 x 1.

Hog in a Triangle. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 58. 1 1/8 x 3/4.

DP and Cross. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 64. 1 1/4 x 3/8.

Chalice and Host. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 65. 1 7/16 x 3/4.

All five images printed upon cream laid paper with one side deckle edge (8 x 4 7/8). 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Unsigned. $175 for the sheet.

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Flying Buttresses (Id Quod Visum Placet) [that which pleases merely by being seen].1926. Engraving on copper. Physick 373. 4 1/2 2 3/4 (sheet 13 1/6 x 9 7/8). Originally published in 'Id Quod Visum Placet,' an essay by Eric Gill (published by the author, Capel-y-iffin, Abergavenny, 1926). The image was based upon a drawing of St. Pierre, Chartres. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on cream wove paper. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $175.

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Girl Sleeping. 1925. Wood engraving. Physick 334. 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). Originally made to be published in The Song of Songs (Golden Cockerel Press, 1925), but was not used. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Two foxing spots, well outside the image. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $150.

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The Lion. 1921. Wood engraving. Physick 179. 2 1/4 x 3 (sheet 13 1/8 x 9 7/8). This print is also known as 'She Loves Me Not,'and was made after a museum study. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $225.

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My Love among the Lilies. 1925. Wood engraving. Physick 327. 2 x 3 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). Originally published in The Song of Songs (Golden Cockerel Press, 1925). As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper.Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Minimal foxing on the bottom part of the sheet, well outside of the image. Unsigned. $175.

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Portrait of: A Lady (Moira, Mrs. Robert Gibbings). 1924. Engraving on copper. Physick 296. 7 x 4 1/2 (sheet 7 3/4 x 5). Edition 480. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Printed on cream wove paper. Signed in the block. $100.

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Sculpture: I. 1923. Wood engraving. Physick 227. 3 x 1 1/2 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). This is the second state of the engraving, as indicated by the lines cut into dots in the limbs.

Sculpture: II. 1923. Wood engraving. Physick 228. 3 x 2 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). Originally published in Sculpture, by Eric Gill (2nd edition, S. Dominic's Press, 1923). Printed on the title page and cover for Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. $175.

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Skaters. 1926. Engraving on copper. Physick 368.ii. 4 3/8 x 4 1/4 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). This is the second state of the engraving, as indicated by the ballet skirts worn by each skater. (In the first state, the skaters were completely nude.) Skaters was based upon a photograph in the 'Daily Mirror' of two men skating. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 480. (There was also ad edition of 50, presumably signed and numbered, and a hand-colored edition.) Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $275.

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Swineherd. 1925. Wood engraving. Physick 337. 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). Originally made to be published in The Song of Songs, but was never used As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $175.

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Triangular Device: Cavalry. 1915. Wood engraving. Physick 44. 1 1/4 x 3 1/4. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929.

Triangular Device: Five Stalks of Leaves. 1915. Wood engraving. Physick 39. 3 1/4 x 2. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 480

Triangular Device: Ship. 1915. Wood engraving. Physick 41. 2 x 2 1/2. As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929 in an edition of 400 on wove paper. All three prints printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper (13 1/8 x 9 15/16). Unsigned. $225.

Drawings by Eric Gill, R.E. 1882-1940.

Secular

Bookplates

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Bookplate for A.H.Tandy: A Stag. 1939. Pencil study for the wood engraving. Physick 839. 5 x 3 3/4 (sheet 5 7/16 x 4 15/16). Unsigned. $3,500.

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Bookplate for John Vernon. Front: Design and Greek lettering. Verso: Even if this doesn't show 2 squares there's no reason why it shouldn't be better drawn." Monogrammed and dated 30.7.36. Two-sided drawing. Pencil recto and ink verso. 1936. 2 1/8 x 1 1/2. $2,250.

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Design for The Good Samaritan. 1937. Drawing for a stone relief for Coventry Hospital. 6 3/16 x 5 (sheet 8 13/16 x 5 3/16). Drawn on a sheet from Essays in Orthodoxy, toned russet on the verso behind the figures. Annotated 'Coventry 2', '5 1/4" = 3'.0", 3.0 app' and dated '17.11.37' in pencil. For the stone relief, see Judith Collins, Eric Gill. The Sculpture, #277, page 212. $4,000.

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Head Studies. Pencil drawings. 3 x 3 and 3 x 3 1/4 (sheet 7 5/16 x 4 3/16). Drawn on the cover of the novel Mam'zelle Flamberge, by Paul Féval. Unsigned. $500.

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[Infringement of Rule No. 4]. Pen and ink drawing. 4 1/2 x 4 1/8 (sheet 9 x 6 7/8). Horizontal folds. Annotated verso, 'The sugested infringment of Rule No 4 has never been discussed by the Guild in my presence.' Unsigned. $1,250.

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Interlaced device. Pencil and ink on brown paper. Verso: Pencil and crayon drawing of a woman, probably by Elizabeth Gill. $500.

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Figure Studies: Nude Torso, two Crucifixes, woman's face, Woman at a table. (See Physick 259). Drawn on verso of a catalogue. $2,000.
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Oxford Repertory Theatre. 1938. Pencil drawing. 2 5/16 x 2 5/8 (sheet 8 1/16 x 5 1/8). Drawn on the back of a page from Essays in Orthodoxy, with red watercolor. Dated '5.1.38.', titled and annotated '3/4" scale' and 'Just put sporren on and turn head to the way and make masks smaller' in pencil. Unsigned. $3,500.

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Poem and cartoon:
Mary had a little Pam.Unsigned. Dated 26/5/27 in ink. Original poem, not previously published. $1,250. Reserved.

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Postcard to Ernest F. Detterer. 1927. 3 1/2 x 4 7/16. $250.

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[Self-Portrait - Nude]. Pencil drawing. 4 3/16 x 2 1/2 (sheet 7 5/8 x 3 1/2). Drawn on cream wove paper. Size annotations. Unsigned. $10,000.

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Cover for Saint George's Hospital. Pencil, ink and chinese white on paper. 9 5/16 x 5 3/4 (image and sheet). The Gazette, Volume 31, No. 6, June 1936. Initialed and dated, lower right. $4,500.

Religious

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A Hart. 1939. Pencil and ink study for the wood engraving used as the Ordination card for Dr. Broomfield and Last Essays. Physick 988. 4 5/8 x 2 1/2 (sheet 7 3/16 x 5 7/8). Drawn on cream wove paper. Initialed, dated and annotated 'Photo same size on wood'; annotated verso, 'wall crucifix for L. Chapel' in pencil. Unsigned. $3,500.

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Moses Holding the Tablets of the Law. Pencil drawing. 5 x 1 (sheet 8 3/4 x 5 5/8). Drawn on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $2,250.

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Mother and Child - Facing Left. Pencil drawing. 4 1/4 x 1. Another drawing on the verso, Mother and Child- Facing Right. 3 3/4 x 3/4 (sheet 8 3/4 x 5 5/8). Drawn on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $2,250.

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Mother and Child - Facing Right. Pencil drawing. 7 1/2 x 2 3/4. A sketch on the verso, Mother - Facing Right. 7 7/8 x 3 (sheet 8 x 5 1/4). Drawn on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $2,750.

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Optima Hilari. Pencil drawing. 4 1/8 x 3 1/8. With a pencil study on the verso, [Christ with Upraised Arms]. 4 1/16 x 2 7/8 (sheet 6 x 4 7/8). Drawn on cream laid watermarked paper. Unsigned. $2,750.

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St. Thomas's Hands. Pencil drawings. 3 x 4 1/2 (sheet 3 3/8 x 5). Related to Physick 382 and 889. Drawn on tan wove paper. Unsigned. $2,000.

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[Seated Monk]. Pencil drawing. 6 5/8 x 2 1/2. Another drawing verso, [Angel and Seated Figure]. 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 (sheet 7 x 4 1/16). Drawn on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $1,250.

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Sequence Ending. Ink on 'Arch[es]' countermarked paper. 1 7/8 x 2 3/4 (sheet 6 x 4 7/16). Signed in ink, upper right. Unpublished original work. $1,250.

Letterhead

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Letterhead for Ditchling Common, Sussex. 7 x 9. Printed on cream wove paper. Blindstamp, top center, 'Chiswick Press, 20 and 2 Tooks Court, Chancery Lane'. Unsigned. $125.

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Device and Receipt. Two sheets:

#53. To
PLEASE RECEIVE FROM A.E.R GILL

#54. RECEIVED FROM
the sum of
pounds
shillings and ...pence.
Re

Sheets 5 x 6 5/16. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Unsigned. $125.

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Design for paper: 'Fieldwick's Superfine Shag. Ditchling'. Ink on brown wove paper. 2 7/8 x 3 1/8 (sheet 4 5/16 x 5 11/16). Mounted on backing sheet that is annotated verso, 'By Eric Gill from Leonard Baskin Collection given owner to L.B. on 10/12/73' in ink. Unsigned. $1,250.

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Keymer and District Land Club Receipt. 1908. Wood engraving. Related to Physick 36. 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 (sheet 3 1/2 x 7). Printed on cream paper with a partial countermark. Unsigned. $75.

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Letterheading for Great Maytham, Rolvenden.

1. Single Typeface. Sheet 7 x 5 1/2.
2. 4 Typefaces. Sheet 6 3/8 x 5 1/2. $100.

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Letterhead for II Oak Hill Park, Frognal, Hampstead. Sheet 10 x 8. Printed on cream laid Chiswick Press watermarked paper. 2 Sheets, 1 annotated in pencil, 'Res this paper all Caslon' and in ink, 'Caslons old face' twice, and also in ink 'Rearrange this like this:___
Telephone: 4075
P.O. Hampstead.' Unsigned. $225.

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Letterhead for William A. Pite, F.R.I.B.A, 116 Jermyn Street, St. James's, London - S.W. 4 1/16x 8 1/8 (irregular trimmed margins). Printed on Royal Bond paper. Pencil annotations by Gill, 'dalou one zize only'. Unsigned. $175.

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Letterhead for I, Pump Court, Temple E.C. 7 1/8 x 4 1/2. Printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $75.

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Letterhead for Reigate and Redhill Open Spaces and Footpaths Preservation Society. Sheet 9 x 7. Printed on cream wove paper. Fold across the middle. Unsigned.

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Letterhead for The Serendipity Shop. Pencil and ink. 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 (sheet 4 7/8 x 6 3/16). Drawn on graph paper. Extensively annotated; the second and third lines cut out and inserted from the verso. A fascinating working study. Unsigned. $1,500.

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Eric Gill was a painter, sculptor, typeface designer and printmaker associated with the Arts and Crafts movement in England. He was one of the greatest and most influential wood engravers of the 20th century. His work is dominated by two overriding themes, religion and eroticism. A true artist-craftsman, Eric Gill established a community at Ditchling in Sussex where he practiced sculpture, wood engraving, and founded the St. Dominic’s Press. He designed the Gill Sans typeface in 1927–30, based on the sans-serif lettering originally designed for the London Underground. The elegant typeface is still used today.

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