Twenty-five Nudes. by GILL, Eric.

Twenty-five Nudes. by GILL, Eric.
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  • Another image of Twenty-five Nudes. by GILL, Eric.
  • Another image of Twenty-five Nudes. by GILL, Eric.
  • Another image of Twenty-five Nudes. by GILL, Eric.

~ Twenty-five Nudes.

1938

Four original lead and wood printing blocks for Gill’s 25 Nudes, printed by Hague & Gill Ltd and published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. In 1938.
1. ‘The number 25’. Line block for the cover and half title to Twenty-five Nudes.

2. ‘Monogram EG’. Line block for the cover and half title to Twenty-five Nudes.

3. “Three Female Nudes”. Line block for the title to Twenty-five Nudes.
Block cut by Ralph Beedham from Eric Gill’s design and then worked on by the artist.
4. “25 Nudes and EG”. Line block for the cover and half title to Twenty-five Nudes.
Block cut by Ralph Beedham from Eric Gill’s design and then worked on by the artist.

Together with the proof for the initial letter in the book, printed 4 times on one sheet plus original prints of the number 25 and EG taken form the original woodblocks.

Christopher Skelton in The Engravings of Eric Gill, 1983 regarding the printed title page fand wrapper for Gill’s 25 Nudes
“The page was originally printed from line blocks reduced from prints of P968-71” He adds that
Ralph Beedham, Gill’s one time assistant, helped Gill with the blocks.
Gill’s relationship with the blocks is strong both as artist and printer as the title page was printed
at his press in High Wycombe and the book was Gill’s own production.
In addition the Three Nudes is a very famous image as Skelton used it in blind on the front cover
of his important catalogue raisonnee of Gill’s engravings.
Provenance: From the family to Gillian Jason then to Sophie Schneideman

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Keywords: GILL Eric, Print
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