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watercolour drawing - A Farmhouse Bedroom
  • A Farmhouse Bedroom
    Ravilious, Eric, born 1903 - died 1942
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A Farmhouse Bedroom

  • Object:

    watercolour drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1939 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ravilious, Eric, born 1903 - died 1942 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 81, box L

Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) enjoyed a varied career. He was one of the leading decorative designers and wood-engravers of the 1930s, designing illustrations for the surface of pottery produced by the Wedgwood company and for books. His decorative and illustrative talents can be seen in his watercolours. In this example the pattern in the wallpapers, carpets and rugs is contrasted with the plainness of the bedspread. The curves of the iron bedstead and the wooden bedside chair also contrast with the linear form of the room.

Physical description

Watercolour drawing depicting a bedroom with a double bed and a chair. There is a hallway to the right.

Place of Origin

England (probably, painted)


1939 (painted)


Ravilious, Eric, born 1903 - died 1942 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Eric Ravilious - 1939'


Height: 45.1 cm, Width: 54 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour by Eric Ravilious entitled 'A Farmhouse Bedroom'. Great Britain 1939

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

James Russell, Ravilious, London : Philip Wilson, 2015. xi, 168 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 28 cm. ISBN: 9781781300329 / 1781300321.
p. 75
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1939


Watercolour; Paper


Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Interior; Bed


Drawings; Paintings; Interiors


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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