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