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Newhaven Harbour Painting by Eric Ravilious, 1935-6

One of his most striking watercolours 'Newhaven Habour' painted around 1935 is one of our most popular limited edition art prints. Ravillious stayed in Newhaven on the South Coast and got up early one morning to paint this picture of a cross channel ferry entering the harbour from France. There is not a figure in sight - not even a sea gull and the harbour itself is idealised and somewhat abstract in style with the arm of the harbour wall curving around to welcome the ship. In the foreground stands a lighthouse. The colours the artist uses in this beautiful watercolour painting are vibrant blues, yellows, oranges and bright whites to reflect the sunrise and Eric referred to this painting as his 'Homage to Seurat'. 


Artist Eric Ravillious was unarguably one of the greatest watercolourist painters of the 20th Century, best-loved for his paintings of the South Downs. He was a chronicler of mid-century British life, whose subject matter is now seen as the epitome of traditional Englishness – a cream tea on the lawn, cricket on the green, and keeping the home fires burning through the dark days of the second world war. In case you are interested in learning more about this celebrated British artist, be sure to visit our Eric Ravillious Blog. We regularly post new essays about his life, work and inspirations. 

We supply Limited Edition Prints to art galleries, gift shops and picture framing studios all over the UK and beyond. Trade enquiries are welcome. Please email us at for our trade price list. You might also be interested in nearby scenes such as SS Brighton Leaving Newhaven Harbour, Mount Caburn and Beachy Head Lighthouse.

Newhaven Harbour Print by Eric Ravilious

  • Paper Size: 66 x 80

    Image Size: 36 x 50cm

    Frame Size: 54 x 70cm Approx)

    Print Details: Giclee Print on 310gsm Fine Art paper, hand-numbered, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

    Edition Size: Limited Edition Print run of 650

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