Eric Gill

Eric Gill was one of the most colourful figures in early 20th century art, despite the majority of his prints being in black and white. Sculptor, typographer, and writer, it was the unequalled clarity of line of his engravings that have made his work so sought after.

Gill’s subject matter swung between the deeply religious and the highly erotic, a direct echo of his eccentric life.

His prints first appeared invariably in tiny editions or as illustrations in limited edition books, such as those he illustrated for the Golden Cockerel Press. We are fortunate that in 1929 his friend and publisher, Douglas Cleverdon, produced a book of his prints, all printed from the original blocks. This was followed 5 years later by a second similar book, this time published by Faber.

Unless otherwise stated the prints available for purchase on this site are from one or other of these volumes. [Ler mais...]

From Eric Gills Book of Engravings, published by Douglas Cleverdon, 1929.

The Canterbury Tales
Original drawings and annotated proofs of the wood engravings for the Golden Cockerel Press edition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
Medium: Mixed Media
Date of Work: 1929

(...) The archive comprises 106 original drawings by Gill in inks and/or graphite, all signed with his monogram. [Ler mais...]

GILL, ERIC [ 2003] ENSAIO SOBRE TIPOGRAFIA, Coimbra, Almedina, ISBN 972-40-1913-6 (A 1ª edição de Eric Gill, An Essay on Typography data de 1931)