Eric Ravilious – Boy Birds Nesting
Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) was an English artist working as a watercolourist, print maker, wood cutter, designer and book illustrator in between the wars England. His works captures an England changing from the certainties of the early 20th century through to the upheavals and modernisation of the country as the Second World War broke out. Tragically killed at just 39 whilst working as a war artist
Boy Birds Nesting, An original engraving on boxwood printed from the original block by Ian Mortimer at I. M. Imprimit in an edition of 500 copies on 245gsm Zerkall mould-made paper by permission of the Ravilious family.
Boy Bird’s Nesting was first exhibited in an edition of 15 copies priced one guinea in 1927 at the Eighth Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers.