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Presented by Sheffield Print Club, 1936. Museums Sheffield
Windstorm
Date Made/Found: 1931
Artist: Eric Ravilious , British, 1903 - 1942
Material and Medium: wood engraving on paper
Dimensions: Image size: 174 x 131mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.1698
This idyllic rural view was heavily influenced by Samuel Palmer’s pastoral prints. Whilst he was a student at the Royal College of Art, Eric Ravilious spent a lot of time in the print rooms at the Victoria and Albert Museum studying these 19th century views. These works celebrated nature and showed idealised images of the landscape. Paul Nash also taught Ravilious for a time and it was under Nash's direction that he began to make woodcuts in 1923. His mastery of cutting techniques meant that he could cut directly into the wood from the most basic of pencil outlines, creating endless variations of texture and rhythm. The results were prints full of energy, movement and drama.
Display Location: In Store
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