The Thames at Hammersmith Art Print by Eric Ravilious
Produced in watercolour, ink and pencil in 1933, 'The Thames at Hammersmith' captures a very particular moment in time. A labourer is hard at work building a new slipway and a car passes by on the road. On Chiswick Eyot are osier beds for the harvesting of willow for basket-making. In the distance a boat glides past in the bright summer light with which this painting is infused.
Timeless and quintessentially British, the watercolours of artist Eric Ravillious have acquired a huge following in recent years. Although his life was cut tragically short due to his disappearance in 1942 when the aeroplane he was travelling in was lost off the coast of Iceland, Ravilious produced a prolific number of artworks - getting on for 100 watercolours and countless woodcuts, drawings, murals, illustrations and ceramic designs during his 39 years. One is left to imagine what he would have achieved had he lived. His paintings have been described as 'mystical', 'magical' and 'untranslatable'. Although on the surface Ravillious captures everyday scenes, they are infused with mystery.
If you are keen to learn more about this artist, be sure to visit our Eric Ravillious Blog. We regularly post new essays about his life, work and inspirations. Our latest post examines the recently discovered watercolour 'Mackerel Sky', now on display at the Hastings Contemporary Gallery in Sussex.
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Thames at Hammersmith Art Print by Eric Ravilious
Paper Size: 67.5 x 50cm
Image Size: 57.5 x 40cm
Frame Size: 69 x 55cm (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