Virgin and Child

  Virgin and Child

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1920-1928

Wooden work piece.

medium: wood
technique: carved, painted
size: 40 cm (height) [approx]
artist (attributed to): Eric Gill

Caldey Abbey, Caldey Island
Abbey common room


The carving closely resembles an Orthodox icon. As Gill's friend Dom Theodore Baily, a monk of Caldey, was himself much influenced in his work by Orthodox iconography, it is possible that this carving is by his hand, and not Gill's.



 

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