Artist Eric Ravilious: Floods at Lewes

Artist Eric Ravilious: Floods at Lewes

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Eric Ravilious:
Floods at Lewes

Framed (ref: 9661)

Floods at Lewes, c. 1935 
Watercolour, bodycolour and pencil
Signed lower right
18 x 22 3/4 in. (46 x 58 cms)

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Provenance: Purchased by Lady Sempill in 1936, thence by descent


During the years 1934-35, Eric Ravilious was a frequent visitor at Furlongs, a cottage on the South Downs rented by Peggy Angus, which was situated between Lewes and Easbourne. Helen Binyon, who often accompanied Ravilious on these trips, recalled how, ‘The spaciousness and breadth of views of land and of skies excited him…and he felt he had come to his own country, though he had never before been to this particular stretch of the South Downs, with Mount Caburn to the north and Firle Beacon to the east’ (Helen Binyon, Eric Ravilious: Memoir of an Artist, Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 1983, p.64).


Exhibited: 'Eric Ravilious; An Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings', The Zwemmer Gallery, London, 1936

'Eric Ravilious: An Exhibition of watercolours, wood engravings, illustrations and designs', Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 1958