George Friend (active 1913-60)
Struck white metal
Museum no. A.6-1982
Given by John R. Fairbank as Executor of the Late Alfred Fairbank CBE
Eric Gill (1882-1940) was an innovative typographic designer and carver of lettering, as well as being an accomplished sculptor. No other versions of this portrait medal are known to exist. The artist also engraved bookplates and may have met Gill through their shared occupation.