Eric Ravilious

Chalk Paths By Eric Ravilious

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From a watercolour on paper (1935).
Location: South Downs, Sussex, England.
Private collection.
Printed at the original size.
Ravilious rarely depicts the human form – in fact it is human absence which he often explores. There is evidence almost always – and as in this picture – of the land having been traversed and used: the paths are well trodden, the fences zigzag their way across the terrain. But these man-made things stand in association to the absent walker or farmer; and the lack of actual presences can, perhaps, lend a certain tinge of sadness to what is, otherwise, such poignant beauty.
Giclée Print, Limited Edition (1/950) on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag.
Hand-numbered and hand-embossed.

Image Size: 470 mm X 560 mm
Paper Size: 610 mm X 670 mm
Edition Size: 950