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07 March 2009

Nuptials of God


The Nuptials of God
(1922). Eric Gill. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Image courtesy of British Wood-Engraved Book Illustrations 1904 - 1940.


I came across this telling illustration in Haskins and found a copy on a website dealing with British wood engravings. The hair is reminiscent of the St. Mary of Egypt paintings. Update (13 June 2009): Found the Gill illustration below. This print was apparently done for a prospectus of The Songs of Solomon.


Stay Me with Apples (1925). Eric Gill. Image courtesy of Artline.com.

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