• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5974

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Academy of Medical Sciences, removed from 41 Portland Place, W1 and The Robert Harling Collection

    13 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 103

    THREE SETS OF VICTORIAN BONE CHILD'S ALPHABET LETTERS

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THREE SETS OF VICTORIAN BONE CHILD'S ALPHABET LETTERS
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    In a glazed maple frame
    9½ x 10½ in. (24 x 27 cm.) overall
    Together with a signed print by Eric Gill entitled 'The Perpetua Type cut by the designs made by Eric Gill' signed in ink (2)


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    As a typographer Robert Harling was strongly influenced by Eric Gill and wrote widely on the subject. He published The Letterforms and Type Designs of Eric Gill in 1976.

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