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Eric Gill collection.

Collection comprises materials created and accumulated by Eric Gill, as well as materials created and accumulated posthumously relating to Gill's life or by various presses in which he was involved. Includes a large collection of Gill prints and original drawings, as well as materials created by and relating to various presses with which Gill was involved or owned.

Gill, Eric

Gill, Eric and Family

Series consists of materials created or accumulated by Eric Gill and members of his family. Includes one item of correspondence and two Christmas cards.

Gill, Eric

Christmas cards.

File consists of various Christmas cards all showing woodcuts by Gill. One is signed from Mary and Eric Gill and one from Hilay and Clare Pepler.

Gill, Eric

Prints

Series consists of prints created by Eric Gill, as well as two by his friend and collaborator Desmond Chute. Includes works for commissions, as well as for books published by Gill.

Gill, Eric

Christ seated (Physick 918).

File consists of one print of Christ Seated. Numbered 14 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for Quia Amore Langueo, printed by Hague and Gill.

Gill, Eric

Christchild (Physick 597).

File consists of one print of Christchild, showing a young Jesus holding boughs of leaves. Numbered USA 3/5 and signed by Gill. Used as an illustration in the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

Chute, Desmond : Catharina Sponsa.

File consists of one print probably by Desmond Chute. Print shows a woman with a halo and head dress holding a sprig of plants. Lettering reads "Catharina Sponsa XTI."

Gill, Eric

Chute, Desmond : engraving

File consists of one engraving by Desmond Macready Chute (1895–1962). Engraving shows the Madonna with child. Recto note reads "Engraving by Desmond Chute see Songs to our Lady SDP 33."

Gill, Eric

The constant mistress (Physick 867).

File consists of one print of The Constant Mistress. Numbered 7/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress printed by the Golden Cockerel Press.

Gill, Eric

Divine lovers (Physick 915).

File consists of one print of Divine Lovers. Numbered 14/25 and signed by Gill. Originally the frontispiece from Morals and Marriage.

Gill, Eric

Ecce tu pulchra es (Physick 614).

File consists of one print of Ecce Tu Pulchra Es, showing three women. Part of the print is in blue. Numbered 1/10 and signed by Gill. Originally intended to be used for the Cranach Press edition of Canticum, Canticorum.

Gill, Eric

The empty bed (Physick 876).

File consists of one print of The Empty Bed. Numbered 19/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress. Also includes a photocopy of the print and a caption from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room.

Gill, Eric

Hamlet (Physick 838).

File consists of one print of Hamlet, the cover page for the Hague and Gill edition of Hamlet. Numbered 12/25 and signed by Gill.

Gill, Eric

The history of King Henry VIII (Physick 925).

File consists of one print of the frontispiece for Henry the Eighth. Signed by Gill with a note reading "for Shakespear's Henry VIII pub by New York Limited Edition Club, 1937. Also includes the back of the original mat.

Gill, Eric

The holy face (Physick 111).

File consists of one print of The Holy Face. Originally an illustration for "Ritus Servandus In Benedictione" printed by the St. Dominic's Press.

Gill, Eric

Laocoon (Physick 854).

File consists of one print of Laocoon. Numbered 12/15 and signed by Gill. Originally designed for the jacket of XX Century Library.

Gill, Eric

The leisure state (Physick 850).

File consists of one print of The Leisure State, showing a woman listening to a grammaphone with the words Techne (translation: “art, craft”) and Poiesis (translation: “creation, poetry”). Numbered 18/18 and signed by Gill. Originally for Unemployment, by Gill.

Gill, Eric

The lord's song (Physick 856).

File consists of two copies of the print The Lord's Song from the artist's own published sermon of the same name. Numbered 1/25 and 4/25 and signed by Gill.

Gill, Eric

Marionette (Physick 872).

File consists of one print of Marionette. Numbered 15/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress.

Gill, Eric

Moneychangers (Physick 983).

File consists of one print of Moneychangers. Numbered 13/15 and signed by Gill. Originally illustration for The English Bible-Selected.

Gill, Eric

Animals all (Physick 50).

File consists of one print of Animals All. The print is unique in that it is gold ink on a black background. Originally used for the tail piece "The Philosophy of Art."

Gill, Eric

My love among the lilies (Physick 327).

File consists of one print of My Love Among the Lilies showing a man sitting in a garden with a goblet in one hand and a ball in the other which was used in the Golden Cockerel Press edition of Song of Songs. The print is numbered as edition 8/12 and is signed by Gill.

Gill, Eric

Naphill jubilee card (Physick 888).

File consists of two prints of Naphill Jubilee Card. Lettered "to his majesty King George from his loyal subjects of Naphill Buckinghamshire thankful greetings."

Gill, Eric

The nun's priests's tale (Physick 603).

File consists of one print of The Nun's Priests's Tale showing three figures and a chicken under a leaf border with the letter "H". Numbered 4/5 and signed by Gill. Used as an illustration in the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

The order of industrial heroism (physick 220-223).

File consists of one mock up for The Order of Industrial Heritage award as presented by the London Daily Herald. This second version shows the original holy ghost dove has been replaced by a star. Also includes one colour copy of the print and a caption created by Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

Gill, Eric

The pardoner's tale (Physick 649).

File consists of one print of The Pardoner's Tale showing three men in a garden with a skeleton looking up at them, along with the letter "O." Numbered 10/10 and signed by Gill along with the annotation USA 5. Used as an illustration for the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

Proofs from the Aldine Bible.

File consists of seven proofs of the prints created by Eric Gill for the Aldine Bible. Note that there is one blank page, but it is unclear if it is intentionally blank or if a print has been removed.

Gill, Eric

Puck juggling (Physick 857).

File consists of one print of Puck Juggling. Numbered 5/20 and signed by Gill. Originally from half title for The New Temple Shakespeare.

Gill, Eric

Ascension (Physick 140).

File consists of one print of Ascension. Originally an illustration for "The Game" printed by St. Dominic's Press.

Gill, Eric

Salvator noster hodie natus est: gaudeamus.

File consists of three small card folded horizontally featuring a woodcut illustrion of a fish and a religious verse. Lettering reads "Salvator noster hodie natus est: gaudeamus. Neque enim fas est locum esse tristitiae, ubi natalis est vitae. Nemo ab hujus alacritatis participatione secernitur: una cunctis laetitiae communis est ratio. Ersultet (sic) sanctus, quia appropinquat ad palmam; gaudeat paccator, quia invitatur ad beniam."

Translation: This day our Saviour was born: let us rejoice. For it is impossible to be sad to, where is the birthday of life. No one from participating in our category, all a joy to both systems. Rejoice, O thou holy, because it approaches nearer to the palm;'s joy is a sinner, for he is invited to pardon.

Gill, Eric

The shipman's tale (Physick 586).

File consists of one print of The Shipman's Tale showing a man and woman on a bed surrounded by a border of leaves and the letter "O." Numbered USA 1/5 and signed by Gill. Used as an illustration in the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

The Skaters (Physick 368).

File consists of one print of The Skaters showing two naked skaters based on a photograph from the London Daily Mail. Labled "specimin plate."

Gill, Eric

St. John (Physick 865).

File consists of one print of St. John. Numbered 11/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Passion of our Lord printed by Hague and Gill.

Gill, Eric

St. Luke (Physick 864).

File consists of one print of St. Luke. Numbered 14/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Passion of our Lord printed by Hague and Gill.

Gill, Eric

St. Matthew (Physick 862).

File consists of one print of St. Matthew. Numbered 14/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Passion of our Lord printed by Hague and Gill.

Gill, Eric

Tree and dog (Physick 733).

File consists of one original drawing, one proof print, and one final variant print (with red ink) of Tree and Dog. Designed as a press mark for the Pigotts Press. Proof print is dated 12.1.31.

Gill, Eric

Babe on bough (Physick 874).

File consists of one print of Babe on bough. Numbered 19/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress.

Gill, Eric

Woman dancing (Physick 712).

File consists of one print of Woman Dancing. Numbered 7/10 and signed by Gill. Originally intended as an illustration for the title page of Clothes, by Gill.

Gill, Eric

Other Art

Series consists of other art created by Eric Gill. Includes drawings, architectural plans, and paintings.

Gill, Eric

The Christmas feast.

File consists of one poem titled "The Christmas Feast" in Gill's hand. The poem is dated 1916 and is written on a scrap of paper from Pepler Press.

Gill, Eric

David Pepler.

File consists of one drawing of David Pepler. Titled, dated and signed by Gill.

Gill, Eric

Father O'Connor.

File consists of one drawing of Father O'Connor. Verso identifies him as "Father O'Connor (the very reverend mgr. John O'Connor). Also includes a photocopy of the drawing.

Gill, Eric

Hopkins Crank, kitchen etc.

File consists of one architectural drawing of a house called "Hopkins Crank." Includes a floor plan, front and side views, and elevations. Also includes a photocopy.

Gill, Eric

Minnie.

File consists of one pencil drawing highlighted with watercolours by Gill. The drawing shows a woman's head and is titled "Minnie." Unique in style for Gill, the drawing is a Whisterlian OHO!.

Gill, Eric

Pencil drawing of a female nude.

File consists of one drawing of an unidentified femal nude. The drawing has been squared, possibly indicating it was to be made into a sculpture. Verso of drawing appears to be a list of books. Also includes photocopy and original sale notice.

Gill, Eric

Seen in utopia.

File consists of one watercolour painting by Gill, titled Seen in Utopia. The work is very different from his usual style. Signed and dated.

Gill, Eric

St. Christopher.

File consists of one small piece of paper showing a figure (possibly St. Christopher) carrying a child on its back on one side and a sketch of a female figure on the other side.

Gill, Eric

Ville de Madrid.

File consists of one drawing of a house, titled "Ville de Madrid." Titled, dated and signed by Gill with an explanatory note. Also includes photocopy and caption from Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room.

Gill, Eric

Westminster Cathedral : stations of the cross.

File consists of fourteen plates showing Eric Gill's sculptures of the Stations of the Cross that were created for Westminster Cathedral. The plates are in an envelope and were published by the Medici Society, London.

Gill, Eric

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