Original pen and ink drawing for Troilus and Criseyde.
Original pen and ink drawing for Troilus and Criseyde.
Original pen and ink drawing for Troilus and Criseyde.
Original pen and ink drawing for Troilus and Criseyde.
(Gill, Eric)

Original pen and ink drawing for Troilus and Criseyde.

Gill, Eric (illus.)

(c. 1927). Pen and ink on paper, measuring 8 by 2 3/4 inches, matted and framed. This is Gill's design for a border that appears three times in the Golden Cockerel Press edition of Troilus and Criseyde, and it shows Chaucer sitting in a tree writing "Troilus" in a book. The design appears on pages 179, 243, and 310 of the published work. The drawing is double-matted, and the older, inner mat bears a pencil notation: "Museum study of modern book illustration by Eric Gill," suggesting that the drawing was once part of an exhibit. A fine drawing from one of the highspots of Gill's work as a book illustrator, in a tasteful gilded frame that measures 18 1/4 by 12 1/2 inches (463x317mm). Item #25962

(Skelton P444).

Price: $4,500.00

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