Men at Break
Men at Break

ERIC RAVILIOUS (1903-1942)

Men at Break

c. 1940 United Kingdom

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18 ½ x 22 ¾ in. (47 x 58 cm.)

Eric Ravilious (1903-1941) was born in Acton, London, on 22 July 1903. The son of a coach builder and furniture upholsterer, Eric and his family moved in due course to Eastbourne, Sussex, where his father set up a business dealing in antiques and second-hand books. After studying at the Eastbourne School of Art, he gained a scholarship to attend the Royal College of Art in 1922. As keen visitors to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Ravilious and his close friend Edward Bawden soon developed an interest in the British school of watercolour painters, including the likes of Towne, Cotman and Palmer. His various book illustrations, made using the technique of wood engraving, are considered his first masterful specialism and were instrumental in forming his distinctive linear style.

This picture forms part of a set of naval subjects intended to be published in a booklet to illustrate navy life. Indeed, the artist was posted to the H.M.S Dolphin, a submarine from which his careful observations undoubtedly contributed to this picture.
Height 47.00 cm (18.50 inches)
Width 58.00 cm (22.83 inches)
Pencil and wash on paper
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