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Orion (Capricornus), 1928
Ravilious was later assigned to the Royal Navy as one of the first Official War Artists in 1941, being transferred the year after to the Air Ministry. On service to Iceland in August of that year, he died whilst accompanying an air sea rescue mission. The Imperial War Museum held an important retrospective exhibition of his work in 2004 and he is represented in many public collections.
Original wood engraving.
This engraving shows Orion, apparently without his belt and with a club instead of a sword. As a hunter he is often shown surrounded by dogs and animals.
In Ravilious' preface he explains that four of the Zodiac signs he has substituted for more interesting constellations outside the Belt. He goes on to say that "There does seem to be little justification for bringing Orion, Pegasus, Andromeda and Septentarius to earth in their place since they are as much indication of their period in the year as the traditional symbols."
The engravings were cut at the time when Ravilious and Bawden had just started on their two years' work on the Morley College mural and some of the imagery is found in both projects. A number of the engravings in the suite feature backgrounds of the Sussex Downs including the Wilmington Long Man.
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