The Nativity. Ditchling Press Christmas card.
JONES David ([Late 1930s])
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
Wood-engraving by David Jones on a single sheet folded twice to make 4 pages. Inscribed by 'Clare Pepler with love.' Image size 10 x 5cm. Cleverdon E51, engraved 1924. Ditchling, Ditchling Press.
Printed and published by the Ditchling Press, the successors of the S. Dominic's Press, as part of a series of Christmas cards published in the late 1930s and printed mostly from the original blocks, with one exception highlighted by Cleverdon which instead used an electrotype.
Clare Pepler was the wife of Douglas Pepler who, with Eric Gill, established the arts and crafts community that came to be known as the Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic at Ditchling, a Roman Catholic community of artists and craftsmen founded in 1921. She was also an artist in her own right, examples of her work are held at the Ditchling Museum.
Stock Code: 231349