Adam and Eve garden roller by Eric Gill

This garden roller was actually intended for use.

Details

Category:
Religious
Medium:
Portland stone & metal Dimensions: 76 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £43,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1991
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Eric Gill; Dr. Wheeler Robinson, Bucks.

Venue details

Leeds Art Gallery The Headrow, Leeds West Yorkshire LS1 3AA 0113 247 8256 www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery

Entry details

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