GILL (ERIC) Illustrated autograph letter signed and subscribed "Love from uncle Eric", to his nephew Peter, 1932
Lot 326
GILL (ERIC)
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GILL (ERIC)
Illustrated autograph letter signed and subscribed "Love from uncle Eric", to his nephew Peter, thanking him and Michael and Susan for their letters on his birthday; with the postscript "I am having a rest here – as you see"; with autograph address overleaf ("Messrs. Peter & Co. Ltd."), and neatly folded for delivery, 1 page, tipped onto a leaf, 230 x 180 mm., Capel-y-ffin, St Augustine's Day [28 August] 1932"

Footnotes

  • A FINE SELF-PORTRAIT OF ERIC GILL AT CAPEL-Y-FFIN, showing him sprawled on his back, in his customary belted tunic and leggings, his spectacles on the grass beside him and a gravestone marked "R.I.P." at his feet, beyond him trees and the old monastery buildings, with the distinctively-shaped hill of Y Twmpa behind. Gill and his followers had lived, in considerable discomfort, at the former monastery from 1924 to 1928 before decamping to his final home at Piggotts. The years at Capel-y-ffin had been among his most productive. In 1935 his daughter Betty Pepler opened a girls school there. This charming letter is illustrated by Walter Shewring, Letters of Eric Gill (1947), facing p.274.
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