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.
Ravilious was commissioned to produce a range of designs for Wedgwood in the 1930s.
A few were manufactured and produced before the 2nd World War but the majority were produced by Wedgwood in the early 1950s.
This piece is the small size plate from the Garden range. A lovely image of a woman relaxing under a shady tree in 1930s England.
Measures 8 1\4 inches in diameter.