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A Farmhouse Bedroom

Watercolour Drawing
1939 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour
Brief Description
Watercolour by Eric Ravilious entitled 'A Farmhouse Bedroom'. Great Britain 1939
Physical Description
Watercolour drawing depicting a bedroom with a double bed and a chair. There is a hallway to the right.
Dimensions
  • Height: 45.1cm
  • Width: 54cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'Eric Ravilious - 1939' (Signed)
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic References
  • p. 75James Russell, Ravilious, London : Philip Wilson, 2015. xi, 168 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 28 cm. ISBN: 9781781300329 / 1781300321.
  • Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1939
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.284-1939

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record createdMarch 3, 2003
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