Eric Gill

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Eric Gill
1882-1940
The Nun's Priest's Tale
1929
Wood engraving.
10 7/16 x 7 3/16 inches (265 x 183 mm)
Gift of Mr. Patrick J. Ferry.
1981.53
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Signed at lower right, in graphite, "Eric G"; numbered by the artist at lower left, in graphite, "3/5". NNPM
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Proof of the initial letter H and an illustration on p. 166, vol. 2 of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, No. 63 of the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire, 1929, II, 166.
The block was subsequently used for illustration in Eric Gill, Engravings 1928-1933, London, 1934, pl. 39.

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