From the Jerusalem Diary of Eric Gill

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From the Jerusalem Diary of Eric Gill

From the Jerusalem Diary of Eric Gill

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After making a copy of a small stone tablet from Westminster Abbey, Gill's first public inscription was for a stone memorial tablet, to a Percy Joseph Hiscock, in Chichester Cathedral. For the Chapel of Saint George and the English Martyrs, in Westminster Cathedral, Gill designed a low relief sculpture to occupy the wall behind the altar. Gill also created the memorial at Briantspuddle in Dorset and, with Chute and Hilary Stratton, the monument at South Harting. Several of the resulting books, including The Song of Songs (1925), Troilus and Criseyde (1927), The Canterbury Tales (1928), and The Four Gospels (1931) are considered classics of specialist book production.

However, this anthology includes many more, and many longer, extracts than is possible in a published book. Gill’s reputation may have been darkened by the truth behind his artistic talent, but that didn’t stop him from maintaining his spotlight in the British art world. Bound by Sangorski in quarter black morocco and pre-war decorated boards (gilt and black on light blue).Previously, in 1911, Gill had cut the inscription for the foundation stone of the British Museum's new King Edward VII building. Meanwhile, even as the deadline for putting the exhibition together approaches, Hepburn continues to consider precisely what else will appear.

Staff and volunteers are receiving extra training ahead of the exhibition, and visitors will receive the numbers of support helplines with their tickets. Gill started on the project within days of arriving at Pigotts and worked on site in London from November 1928 to carve three of eight relief sculptures on the theme of The Four Winds for the building. Gill's other significant work from this period was the Stations of the Cross that he carved, with Chute, for the Church of St Cuthbert in the Manningham area of Bradford. She records that Gill kept meticulous diaries and it is only in these that the real Gill is revealed, since his Autobiography is, she says, ‘charmingly misleading’. A new exhibition at Ditchling asks: how far should an artist’s life affect our judgment of their work?This aspect of his life had been unknown for many years after he died, and it fundamentally changed the way the public viewed his work. This cover is from the magazine to the Independent newspaper, then one of the best papers in the UK. To include them might mean we have to put some kind of age requirement in place, and we would prefer not to have one.

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