285 x 251 x 11mm
The chalk downland of southern England inspired Eric Ravilious (1903–1939) to produce some of his finest paintings. Raised in Eastbourne, he rediscovered the South Downs in 1934 and over the next five years painted a series of watercolours that capture the beauty and mystery of this unique landscape.Twenty-two of his stunning paintings are featured in this new, 48 page hardback book.
Each painting is accompanied by a short essay in which author and social historian James Russell explores the intriguing stories hidden behind the scenes – stories about Ravilious and his circle, English culture in the 1930s and the constantly evolving landscape in which Ravilious chose to work. As a whole, the essays paint a captivating portrait of this popular and talented English artist.