Monday, 1 July 2013

Eric Ravilious – part 3

Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) was an English painter, wood-engraver and designer.
This is part 3 of a 3-part post on the works of Eric Ravilious. For biographical notes on Ravilious and for other works see parts 1-2 also. Part 3 shows his ceramic designs.

Throughout its history, Wedgwood has collaborated with the most famous artists of the day. In the twentieth century, Rex Whistler, John Skeaping, Eric Ravilious, Keith Murray, Arnold Machin, Richard Guyatt, Eduardo Paolozzi and David Gentleman have all designed for Wedgwood; reflecting Josiah's policy of commissioning work from John Flaxman, George Stubbs, Matthew Bolton and other celebrated artists of the late eighteenth century.


Design 1937 Made 1938 Jam Jar earthenware with transfer printed & painted decoration © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1937 Mug to commemorate Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth earthenware with transfer printed design and enamelled colours © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1937c Mug commemorating Coronation of Edward VIII earthenware printed & painted © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1938 Christmas Pudding earthenware plate with printed design 29.8 cm diameter © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

1938 Christmas Pudding earthenware bowl with printed design 16.5 cm diameter © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

1938 Christmas Pudding earthenware plate with printed design 22.9 cm diameter © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Made 1938 Earthenware teacup and saucer © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1938c Earthenware Coffee Pot © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1939 Earthenware beaker "Garden Implements" printed decoration © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1939 Earthenware jug with painted design © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1939 Porcelain mug with transfer printing © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1939 Porcelain teapot and lid with printed design © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1939c Earthenware Jug with "Garden Implements" printed decoration © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Made 1939c Earthenware Alphabet egg cup with printed decoration © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1939c Earthenware Alphabet jug with printed decoration © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1939c Earthenware bowl depicting Boat Race with printed design © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1939c Earthenware bowl with printed design 23.4 cm diameter © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1939c Earthenware Meat Dish with printed design © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1939c Earthenware plate with printed design 23.4 cm diameter © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1939c Earthenware Tureen and Cover with printed design © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1940c Earthenware Bowl © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made post 1952 Travel earthenware soup bowl transfer printed © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1953 Coronation Golden Persephone bone china side plate © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Made 1953 'Coronation Golden Persephone' soup bowl and stand of bone china, part of the Coronation Banquet Service and pattern based on a 1936 design © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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