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Church under a hill

Wood Engraving
1927 (made)
Place of origin

Print of a church under a hill

Object details

Object type
TitleChurch under a hill (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
wood engraving
Brief description
Wood engraving by Eric Ravilious titled Church under a Hill, made in 1925. The engraving depicts the parish church of St. Michael the Archangel at Litlington in the Cuckmere valley.
Physical description
Print of a church under a hill
  • Height: 6.5625in
  • Width: 5.4375in
Gallery label
This pastoral scene is crowded with flicks, dots and cross-hatching, revealing Ravilious’s love of decorative pattern and mark-making in wood. He used a range of engraving tools, often fashioned from old keys and metal rods stuck into champagne-cork handles. Ravilious studied under Paul Nash at the Royal College of Art, and became one of the foremost wood engravers between the wars.(August 2019)
Bibliographic references
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.
  • Jeremy Greenwood, Ravilious Engravings, The Wood Lea Press, Great Britain, 2008, p.48.
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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