Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Prints and Printmaking, 1 February – 30 April 2011;
Woking, The Lightbox, Football, Celebrating the Olympics, 1 July – 30 September 2012
Eric Gill was seen as one of the most colourful artists in the early years of the 20th century but ironically the majority of his works were created in black and white. He was a sculptor, typographer and writer and it was his unique use of line in his engravings that made his work so sought after. Gill’s subject matter continued to combine the deeply religious and the highly erotic which gave the viewer a direct insight into his eccentric life. This work was produced for page one, volume two of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and published by The Golden Cockerel Press, 1929. The woodcut appeared in Engravings 1928-1933 by Eric Gill and published by Faber & Faber Ltd. in 1934.