Eric Gill
Model for Sculpture: The South Wind 1929

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Eric Gill 1882–1940
Model for Sculpture: The South Wind
Date 1929
Medium Bath stone
Dimensions Object: 255 x 685 x 100 mm, 26.3 kg
Acquisition Purchased 1995
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1910

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Gill pioneered a return to traditional craft skills, in particular stone carving. In 1928 he led a team of sculptors commissioned to carve reliefs symbolising the four winds for the exterior of the new London Underground headquarters at St James’s Park station. These are copies he made later. The style of the reliefs demonstrates Gill’s admiration for English and French medieval sculpture.

September 2016

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