Eric Ravilious, ‘The Diver’, Fine Art Print


‘The Diver’ is a Camberwell print from the Submarine series of images Eric Ravilious produced during World War II.

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Eric Ravilious, ‘The Diver’, Camberwell Press lithograph.

This print is a lithograph printed by the Camberwell Press in 1996* ‘The Diver’ is from the submarine series of lithographs produced by Eric Ravilious during the Second World War. These 1996 Camberwell Press lithographs were Stochastically screened from the original 1940 lithographs printed by W. S. Cowell of Ipswich. This print is not a Giclee print.

The original 1940  ‘Ipswich’ prints are extremely rare. This is a Camberwell print. These are also scarce and of very high quality*.

Image size: 28cm wide x 32cm high
Paper size: 39.5 cm wide x 37.5cm high

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Eric Ravilious, Submarine, The Diver, Lithograph

In 1940 Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) had become an official war artist. His work at this time produced a series of wartime images including paintings of harbours, airfields, ships and seascapes. As he explored the subjects available to him he encountered and spent time on a submarine. This fascinated him and he began to produce a series of submarine sketches. As this series of illustrations evolved the possibility of a children’s book on submarines was proposed. Ravilious was keen on this. Discussions took place with publishers and costings were evaluated but the project was eventually abandoned because of costs. Ravilious then decided to produce a set of submarine lithographs and publish them himself. He approached master-printers W. S. Cowell in Ipswich, England and with their help Ravilious created his original 1940 lithographs.

Please note*. It states on  the British Council website that Camberwell Press printed an album of ten lithographs by Eric Ravilious. Published in 1996 by The Camberwell Press in an edition of 300, with 75 copies printed with separate lithographs. This print is from that series.

See our other Ravilious prints from the submarine series:
Working controls while submerged.
Diving Controls 2
Submarine Dream
Ward Room 2

See more of our fine art prints.

See the Mainstone Press book telling the story of Eric Ravilious’ submarine prints, currently in our shop.

See also ‘Twelfth Night’ designed with wood engravings by Ravilious.



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