Border design: man and woman drinking wine

 
Border design: man and woman drinking wine
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  • Title :     Border design: man and woman drinking wine
  • Artist:     Eric Gill Artist
  • Accession:     84.4.558
  • Country:     Great Britain
  • Date:     1928
  • Dimensions:     Inches 7-3/8 1-3/4 1, Centimeters 18.7 4.4 2.5
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Book Design and Illustration
  • Subject:     Figurative , Graphic Design , Books/Book Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     84.4.558-560.JPG
  • Tags:     Book Design and Illustration~Industrial Design
Description:
Woodblock for decorative border from Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales"; original woodblock design heightened with white gesso/paint and all background areas cut away; depicts two figures drinking wine in a tree; mounted onto a square wooden base.