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Don Quixote
Don Quixote:  a portfolio by Miguel de Cervantes containing ten colour etchings by Lucille Gilling (see bio below) based on Don Quixote, de la Mancha. Edition 50/100, each piece is signed and titled, 15 1/8 x 12 3/4 in (38.27 x 32.38 cm), excellent condition.
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Inventory # Q01-00001
         
Lucille Gilling
Lucille Gilling, Willowdale, Ontario
b. 1905 Hamilton, Missouri; d. 1997 Toronto

Lucille Gilling began her art studies at the Kansas City Art Institute. After graduating, she continued her art training overseas in Paris, Italy, and England, where she met and married her second husband, a Canadian military officer, in 1942.

After the war they moved to Ontario, where Gilling studied etching under the noted artists Nicholas Hornyansky and Guillermo Silva Santamaria.

She joined the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1958 and exhibited her work in several galleries in the environs of Toronto.

In 1966, Gilling created a portfolio of ten color etchings based on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the success of which led her to undertake this second literary-inspired portfolio, on Cervantes’ Don Quixote in 1968. Her Don Quixote was exhibited at the Houston Galleria in 1972. Gilling’s autobiography, Bright Shines the Sunlight, was published in London in 1986.