Dennis once said: “[Gill] may have led a reprehensible private life, (in truth, there was no ‘may’ about it, he most certainly did) but as a sculptor, wood engraver, illustrator and typographer he stands very high in the recent history of the creative arts in Britain.”
The Felix Dennis Collection, which comprises 99 lots, is being auctioned by Sotheby’s, which says it is the largest collection of works by Gill to remain in private hands.
Among the lots going under the hammer are the 1924 Brighton Plaque, which marks the homes of distinguished former Brighton residents.
There’s also the 1924 Mea Maxima Culpa Kneeling Figure, from the 1920s, which is valued at £15,000-£25,000.
The collection is to be sold at auction on 9 December at Sotheby’s in London.