Autumn Midnight




Brasch Collection PR6005 O67 A9


London: Poetry Bookshop


Although printed at St. Dominic’s Press in Ditchling, the imprint for Frances Cornford’s Autumn Midnight was Harold Monro’s The Poetry Bookshop, London. In later writings Gill wrote that the dominant black with ‘white-line’ technique in the frontispiece did not work; it was a beginner’s attempt to imitate light and shade. Cornford, the granddaughter of Charles Darwin, was just one of Gill’s contacts outside the rural retreat of Ditchling. He went to London (and Cambridge) often: to gain commissions such as the relief sculptures of the Stations of the Cross for Westminster Cathedral (1914-18), and from O.R. Orage, owner of New Age; and to visit clients and friends such as William Rothenstein, Roger Fry, and Jacob Epstein.


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Frances Cornford, “Autumn Midnight,” | OUR Heritage, accessed June 10, 2023,