Eric Ravilious

Tiger Moth

1942

Artist
Eric Ravilious 1903–1942
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 457 x 559 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05725

On loan to: Millennium Gallery (Sheffield, UK)

Exhibition: Eric Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship, English Artist Designers 1922-42

Catalogue entry

N05725 TIGER MOTH 1942

Inscr. ‘Eric Ravilious’ t.r.
Watercolour, 18×22 (46×56).
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, R.A., October–November 1945 (621); Eastbourne and Brighton, 1948 (40); Sheffield, 1958 (12).

This was painted in the summer of 1942 when the artist was attached to an R.A.F. station at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. Other pictures belonging to this period are 'View from the ‘Cockpit of a Moth’ Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, ‘View over the Starboard Wing of a Moth’, Air Ministry, and ‘Elementary Flying Training’, Imperial War Museum.

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

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