ERIC RAVILIOUSE RA (1903-1942)                              BACK  











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Knife Grinder, 1938

Original colour lithograph

Image size: 6 1/2 x 5 in (16.5 x 12.7 cm)

Printed by The Curwen Press, London

Published by Country Life Ltd.


Ravilious began work on his ‘High Street’ lithographs in 1935 following a suggestion from Helen Binyon that he do an alphabet of shops. He deliberately sought out odd shops with special and often Victorian visual appeal as inspiration for these prints. The New Statesman wrote that the designs were ‘so gay and vivid…that they surprise the reader like the shops themselves when they light up on a foggy morning’.


£150 (including conservation mount & free UK delivery)





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Ravilious portrait Ravillious Knive Grinder