Pisces, 1928

Pisces
  • Wood engraving • Unsigned • 10cm x 6.4cm
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    Eric Ravilious
    Eric Ravilious
    English , 1903 - 1942
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    Ravilious, born in 1903, studied on a scholarship at the RCA (1922-25) where his tutors included William Rothenstein and Paul Nash and he first met life-long friend Edward Bawden. In the 1920s he made his early reputation with wood-engravings but by 1936 had started making lithographs with the Curwen Press and taking commissions for illustration and book jacket design whilst continuing to paint the southern English countryside.

    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.
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    Original wood engraving.

    This engraving shows the two fishes over a Downland chalkpit. Conventionally the two fishes face in opposite directions and are held together with a cord.

    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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    • MEDIUM Wood engraving
    • DATE OF WORK 1928
    • HEIGHT (CM) 10
    • WIDTH (CM) 6.4
    • ORIENTATION Portrait
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