One of ten famous lithographs known collectively as The Submarine Series. Initially commissioned by the War Artist’s Committee in 1940, but then rejected by them leaving Ravilious free to experiment and depict as he pleased.
Ravilious enjoyed this project: the scene in the interiors, he writes, is “extraordinarily good…There are small coloured lights about the place and the complexity of a Swiss clock”.
(Ravilious to E. M. O’Rourke Dickey, 2nd Aug 1940; from correspondence held at the Imperial War Museum). This is printed to the original size of the lithograph.
Giclée Print, Limited Edition (1/950) on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag.
Hand-numbered and hand-embossed.
Image Size: 349 mm x 285 mm
Paper Size: 521 mm x 457 mm
Edition Size: 950