Modern British Gallery offers a large selection of affordable oils, watercolours and limited edition prints by major British artists.

GILL, Eric – ‘The Chaucer Collection’

Gill illustrated Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’ with two wood engravings to each text page, bordering the text to the left and right. These pairs of wood engravings were so distinctive, they were presented without Chaucer’s text by Cleverdon in 1929 (edition of 480) and Faber in 1934 (edition of 400). In these editions, all the wood engravings were printed directly from Gill’s wood blocks.

Artworks:

Border : Chaucer writing £60

Original wood engraving, printed from blocks. 1929 Cleverdon edition of 480. Sheet measures 33cm x 24cm. Blocks measure (each) 17cm x 3cm (and smaller). Please

The Prioress’s Tale £60

Original wood engraving, printed from blocks. 1934 Faber edition of 400. Sheet measures 31.5cm x 25cm. Block measure 18.5cm x 13cm

The Merchant’s Tale £60

Original wood engraving, printed from blocks. 1934 Faber edition of 400. Sheet measures 31.5cm x 25cm. Block measure 18.5cm x 14cm

The Franklin’s Tale £60

Original wood engraving, printed from blocks. 1934 Faber edition of 400. Sheet measures 31.5cm x 25cm. Blocks measures (each) 20cm x 12.5cm.