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Furlongs Art Print by Eric Ravilious

 

Painted in 1935, this watercolour was painted during a visit to the cottage of fellow artist Peggy Angus at the foot of the South Downs in Firle near Lewes, Sussex. Situated near Charleston at Firle, 'Furlongs' was by all accounts quite a Bohemian hotspot of the era becoming a gathering place for artists and Peggy hosted some great parties. Eric was exceptionally fond of his visits there and painted it on a number of occasions (see 'Tea at Furlongs'). From here he explored the chalk paths of Downs on painting expeditions regardless of the weather. 

 

In this painting farm hands are bringing in the hay using old-fashioned horses and wagons. Neat haystacks are visible in the fields while in the foreground sunflowers grow in Peggy's flint-walled garden. 'Furlongs' is a particularly rare work by Ravilious as in this painting he actually depicts human figures - that of Peggy herself and also a farm labourer leading a horse. Mostly his compositions are devoid of people, a fact that has been often wondered upon by critics. 

 

We specialise in producing high quality reproduction prints of over fifty Eric Ravilious watercolours. Each is carefully proofed to ensure that they are as faithful to the original painting as possible and digitally printed using state of the art digital Giclee technology using hand-made archival papers and lightfast inks. Our in-house framing studio offers a high-quality bespoke framing service using environmentally sustainable oak and ash frames. Each print is produced in a Limited Edition of 650, hand numbered and supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity. Bestselling prints include 'Chalk Paths', 'Train Landscape' and 'Westbury Horse', available either framed or unframed according to preference. 

Furlongs Print by Eric Ravilious

£209.00Price
  • Paper Size: 63 x 55cm

    Image Size:  53 x 45cm

    Frame Size:  68 x 60cm (Approx)

    Print Details: Giclee Print on 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching paper, hand-numbered, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

    Edition Size: Limited Edition Print run of 650

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