Eric Ravilious

Shelling by Night

1941

Artist
Eric Ravilious 1903–1942
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

Not on display

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