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Searchlight at Dusk War Painting by Eric Ravilious

In 1940 Eric took on his role as Official War Artist becoming one of the finest and most prolific war painters of his generation before his death while on active duty during World War Two.

'Searchlight at Dusk' is one of Eric's wartime paintings produced during his time as Official War Artist' between 1940 and his untimely death in 1942. It shows a searchlight on the South Coast of England shining into the sky to seek out enemy aircraft. It is manned by three figures in khaki. Rich greens, blues and browns lend this scene an other-worldly quality so distinctive of a Ravilious painting. There is a sense of waiting for something dramatic to occur. 


If you are keen to learn more about this intriguing artist, be sure to visit our Eric Ravilious Blog. We frequently add new essays about his life, work and inspirations. Our latest post reviews the new film about Eric's life called 'Drawn to War'.


If you would like more information on any of our Eric Ravilious Limited Edition Art Prints or custom framing options please do not hesitate to drop us a line. 

Searchlight at Dusk Print by Eric Ravilious

  • Paper Size: 63.5 x 52.2cm

    Image Size:  53.5 x 42.2cm

    Frame Size:  68 x 57cm (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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