Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)

The Graveside, 1928

SKU: 1186
Signed, dated and numbered 3/50
Engraving, 7 x 6 in. (18 x 15 cm.),

Height – 18cm
Width – 15cm



In a fine black and gilded late 19th century print frame

Evelyn Gibbs was the 1929 British School at Rome Scholar in Engraving.
The Graveside is one of Gibbs’ most evocative pre-Rome images.
The monumentality of the figures owes as much to J. F. Millet as it
does to the Italian Primitives.

Although planned as an edition of 50 it is likely that Gibbs printed far fewer.

We are grateful to Pauline Lucas for her assistance.

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Evelyn Gibbs
1905 - 1991

Evelyn Gibbs studied at the Liverpool School of Art (1922’26)
and at the Royal College of Art (1926’29). 

Credited with making significant gains for women in art and
academia, she was the second woman to win the Prix de Rome for
Engraving (1929) and was elected an associate of the RE in the
same year. 

In London, after returning from Rome in 1931, she taught at
a school for handicapped children and later wrote The Teaching of
Art in Schools
, which was published in 1934 ‘ the same year she
was appointed lecturer at Goldsmiths College. 

She founded the Midland Group of Artists in 1943 after
Goldsmiths was evacuated to Nottingham, and in that September
was commissioned as an official war artist to record Women making
, working in Blood Transfusion and in the Women’s
Voluntary Service. Seven of the works made during this time are
held in the Imperial War Museum in London. In 1945 she married
Hugh Willatt, later Secretary- General of the Arts Council.


Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
Self-portrait, 1927
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
The Expulsion, 1929
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
The Departure – Design for an Etching, 1928
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
The Chapel, 1928
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
The Chapel, 1928
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
The Road, 1925
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
The Graveside, 1928