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.