- Eric Gill 1882–1940
- Bath stone
- Object: 255 x 685 x 100 mm, 26.3 kg
- Purchased 1995
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.
Gallery label, September 2016