A DITCHLING CALENDAR
watercolours on paper, 6 x 4¼ 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.
Stock ref: 13922