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Eric Gill, R.E. 1882-1940.

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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). 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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