Eric Ravilious, Wedgwood Side Plate
This lovely side-plate is one of the Travel series from 1938. Designed for Wedgwood by Eric Ravilious. This is one of a delightful range that depicts, trains, buses, aeroplanes balloons and sailing boats in Ravilious’ unique style.
This plate is one of many that he designed for Wedgwood. His designs were produced in pencil and wash (picture 3 above) and then transferred by the craftsmen and women at Wedgwood onto a wonderful range of jugs, plates, bowls, mugs and more. This process and Eric Ravilious’ work for Wedgwood is fully explained in an excellent book ‘Ravilious & Wedgwood’ (picture 5 above).
Eric Ravilious was an artist who died young. At the time of his death he was successfully developing his career as a designer, illustrator, wood-engraver and painter. He is now recognised as one of Britain’s great landscape artists, and his paintings now fetch very high figures. His wood engravings, the books he illustrated for private presses such as the Golden Cockerel Press, his lithographs and his Wedgwood ceramics are now much sought after by collectors.
This plate is in excellent condition. Size 6 inches in diameter.