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Digital Media Bank ID: 27943
Original Filename: dmas_fa101582_d02.jpg
Description: Royal Naval Air Stations. Watercolour by Eric Ravilious, c1941. Shows a seaplane flying over Nissan Huts.
Categories: Timeline/ World War Two (1939-1945), Collections/ Fine Art, Timeline/ 1940s  
Copyright & Re-use
Credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: Public Domain / CC0
Object or Artwork info
Type (of Object or Artwork): Watercolour Painting
Title (of Artwork / Object): Royal Naval Air Stations
Creator (of Artwork / Object): Eric Ravilious
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): c1941
Description (Object or Artwork): This painting by Ravilious shows a seaplane flying in cloudy skies over Nissen huts and ships moored in an estuary. Eric Ravilious was an English painter, wood-engraver and designer. He was educated at Eastbourne School of Art in the early 20th century. In 1939 he started working as a war artist in northern waters and his limited use of colours, pale greys, white and blue, captures the sense of thin air and cold seas. His images stress the ordinariness of war rather than its glamour or heroicism. He died whilst observing a rescue mission at sea.
Subject tags:
fine art
File info
Media: Image
Size: 1.15 MB; 2214 x 1890 pixels; 187 x 160 mm (print at 300 DPI); 586 x 500 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape
Administrative info
Linked Accession no.: FA101582