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This garden roller was actually intended for use.
Adam and Eve garden roller by Eric Gill, 1910–1920
© Leeds Art Gallery
- Portland stone & metal Dimensions: 76 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £43,000; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Fine Art Society
Gill secularised the biblical story: it was intended as a simple everyday object, part of the work ethos, in which Adam and Eve are literally having a roll in the Garden of Eden.
Eric Gill; Dr. Wheeler Robinson, Bucks.
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