Eric Ravilious Shelling by Night 1941

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Artwork details

Artist
Eric Ravilious 1903–1942
Title
Shelling by Night
Date 1941
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 445 x 546 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05724

Catalogue entry

N05724 SHELLING BY NIGHT 1941

Inscr. ‘Eric Ravilious’ t.r.
Watercolour, 17 1/2×21 1/2 (44·5×54·5).
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, R.A., October–November 1945 (623); Eastbourne and Brighton, 1948 (38); Arts Council, 1948–9 (25); Sheffield, 1958 (13).

This appears to be the English Channel coastline. Another picture belonging to the same period is ‘Cross Channel Shelling’ in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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