ADVENT STARRY SKY

Advent Calendar Day 2

 
Ravilious Starry Sky Engraving

An engraving by Eric Ravilious (1903–1942)

Eric Ravilious trained as a wood engraver and mural painter at the Royal College of Art where he was taught by Paul Nash. He worked initially as a book illustrator and designer but turned increasingly to watercolour during the 1930s. This engraving, showing mountains, stars and gems, is from a large series completed to illustrate the 1933 book Fifty Four Conceits by Martin Armstrong.

Ravilious died in 1942 off the coast of Iceland as a war artist. His plane disappeared while on a search and rescue mission. 


The Explorer
Eric Ravilious (1903–1942)
From a series of illustrations for the book Fifty Four Conceits by Martin Armstrong

Wood engraving
WA.OA.979

 

List of site pages