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The Lawyer's Tale: P.242-1951

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Current Location: In storage


The Lawyer's Tale


Printmaker: Gill, Eric




History note: Redfern Gallery, 30 November - 28 December 1929, No. 7

Measurements and weight

Height: 230 mm
Width: 177 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1951-11) by Yule, George Udny


Production date: AD 1929



Proof of an illustration on page 5, Volume II of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, No. 63 of the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire, 1929. The block was subsequently used for ilustration as Plate 34 of "Engravings 1928-1933" by the artist, printed by Messrs. Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1934.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Eric G
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 5/5
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Edition
  • Text: 1
  • Location: Lower left corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.242-1951
Primary reference Number: 2221
Physick: 585
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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