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Eric Gill (1882-1940), Sculptor and typographer

Sitter in 56 portraits
Artist associated with 7 portraits
Gill was a wood engraver, sculptor, typographer and draughtsman, and is regarded as one of the great English artist-craftsmen of the 20th century. He tried to revive a medieval religious attitude towards art, believing in social reform and in integration between craftsmanship and industry, art and religion. He was a prolific book-illustrator, and the cleanness and simplicity of his woodcuts and lettering in works such as his editions of Chaucer and the Gospels were very influential in the renaissance in English illustrated books.

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Eric Gill

by Sir William Rothenstein
pencil, 1921
NPG 4647

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Eric Gill

by Eric Gill
pencil, 1927
NPG 4661

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Eric Gill

by Desmond Chute
pencil, circa 1938
NPG 3957

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Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1927
NPG Ax2305

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Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
bromide print, circa 1927
NPG x1862

x1864

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1927
NPG x1864

x12003

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, circa 1927
NPG x12003

x12005

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
NPG x12005

x12006

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
NPG x12006

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Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
NPG x12024

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Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
On display in Room 42 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x12025

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Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, circa 1927
NPG x12026

x12027

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, circa 1927
NPG x12027

x12028

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
NPG x12028

x12004

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1928
NPG x12004

x12007

Eric Gill; Joseph Peter Thorp

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1928
NPG x12007

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Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1928
NPG x12008

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Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, circa 1928
NPG x12009

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Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, circa 1928
NPG x12010