Hound of St Dominic by David Jones

This rare woodblock, carved by the British Neo-Romantic artist David Jones, was used to print the Hound of St Dominic engraving on the cover of Eric Gill’s pamphlet War Memorial in 1923.

Details

Medium:
Boxwood
Dimensions:
7 × 5 × 2.1cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £2,500)
Acquired in:
2015
Vendor:
Henry Sotheran Ltd

Jones came to live with Gill at his home in Ditchling in 1921 and his apprenticeship there influenced his work for the rest of his life.

Provenance

Acquired from St Dominic's Press by Brocard Sewell; through two USA dealers; Sotherans, London

Venue details

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft Lodge Hill Lane, DITCHLING East Sussex BN6 8SP 01273 844 744 www.ditchlingmuseumartcraft.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.50)

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