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GILL (Joanna 1910-1980)
A DITCHLING CALENDAR
GILL (Joanna 1910-1980) A Collection of 8 Watercolour Designs for a Sacred Calendar,  January, February March, May, June, July, August and November, together with 3 others "The Roses of Mary" a design for a booklet title page, a watercolour of a barn working interior, and a watercolour of the Coronation of the Virgin,  1917-1919,
watercolours on paper, 6 x 4ΒΌ ins. approx
Joanna was the youngest of Eric Gill's 3 daughters. She was 3 years old when the family moved to Ditchling Common and 9 years old when she drew this calendar. Her Father was working during all this period on the Stations of the Cross for Westminster Cathedral. Joanna's little 2 dimensional drawings here reflect her family and religious life at Ditchling. She later married Rene Hague who had met Gill in 1924 in Wales. Hague and Gill started a Press at Piggots, and developed a new typeface "Joanna" named after Joanna, now one of Gill's best known typefaces. In her catalogue of the Childhood Drawings of Joanna Gill, Gillian Jason Gallery 1992, Lottie Hoare gives a brief memoir of Joanna, giving an insight into the Ditchling Days. Provenance: Rupert Otten (Wolseley Fine Art). Rupert Otten and Gillian Jason had the contents of the Gill community at Ditchling, including work by Joanna Gill, David Jones and all their followers.
£1250.00   

Stock ref: 13922




 
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