RAVILIOUS, Eric

Garden: A Copper Lithoplate for Wedgwood

Date: 1938

A steel over copper lithoplate with the design for  a Wedgwood 10in plate.  Etched with a lady sat under an arbour feeding birds beneath a tree with a barrel of garden tools to her side, set in a wavy border with two variants of the Wedgwood mark and dated 19-12-38. Image  30.5cm x 30.5cm. In February 1936, Ravilious held his second successful exhibition at the Zwemmer Gallery, which led to a commission from Wedgwood for ceramic designs. His work for them included a commemorative mug to mark the abortive coronation of Edward VIII; the design was revised for the coronation of George VI.  Other popular Ravilious designs included the Alphabet mug of 1937,and the china sets, Afternoon Tea (1938), Travel (1938), and Garden Implements (1939), plus the Boat Race Day cup in 1938. Production of Ravilious' designs continued into the 1950s, with the coronation mug design being posthumously reworked for the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953. Very good, some scratches, consistent with use.

£1250

Offered by York Modern Books