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Presented by the War Artist Advisory Committee, 1947. Museums Sheffield
Passing the Bell Rock
Date Made/Found: 1940
Artist: Eric Ravilious , British, 1903 - 1942
Material and Medium: watercolour and pencil on paper
Dimensions: Overall: 589 x 719mm Image size: 450 x 576mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.1891
Eric Ravilious was an official war artist during the Second World War. In May 1940 he joined the HMS Highlander on a trip to Norway and the Arctic Circle. This work was probably painted when he was aboard this ship. Ravilious must have been confused when naming this painting as this scene shows the Bass Rock, which is at the mouth of the Firth of Forth. He would have passed it on his way to the Arctic Circle. Bell Rock, however, is further out in the North Sea.
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