Crucifix, with variant.
Ditchling: 1919. Two prints by Gill. The first appears to be perhaps a ghost monotype, printed on tissue; it shows black in the quadrants divided by the crucifix where other printings show white (or neutral). The second is a variant, likely an early mockup toward the finished product and lacking the text border of the same. It is hand-colored and -lettered, with red outlining Christ's body and gold on His halo and crown of thorns. The hand-lettering points to Gill's ideas about the eventual border, positioning the Dominican monogram "JMJD" (Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Dominic) around the corners. Together the prints offer two alternate views to an image usually found entirely in red (see the copy held in the Tate). A fine pair. (Print on tissue measures 6 1/4 by 4 1/2 in.; 157x116 mm. Hand-altered print measures 5 5/8 by 4 1/4 in.; 143x110 mm). Item #32063