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Eric Gill

1882 - 1940

The Harem by Eric Gill
 

The Harem   1925

  Original wood engraving.
Physick 316
S 322 x 254 mm; I 120 x 95 mm
145
 
Original Eric Gill wood engraving.

Very good impression, as published by Douglas Cleverdon in 1929.

The Harem was one of the original wood engravings designed by Eric Gill as illustrations for the Golden Cockerell Press edition of The Song of Songs, published in 1925. This overtly erotic engraving is one of the best known designs from this important series of prints, displaying every aspect of the striking yet graceful individual style for which Eric Gill is famed.

On smooth cream wove paper with wide margins. Very good original condition.