Ravilious, Eric

Judd Street Gallery : 1989

Published: Judd Street Gallery : 1989


Child's Handkerchief published by Judd Street Gallery in 1989. 500 copies printed on 240g Rivoli Blanc paper, of which 200 are sold in sets with the cotton prints, and 300 separately. This is number 110 and is one of the 200 sets with the cotton printed handkerchief. 'Anne Ullmann, the artist's daughter , suggested this first publication of the handkerchief. The scanning, platemaking and printing was done by Adrian Lack at the Senecio press, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, and he successfully improvised a method for feeding cotton into a lithographic proofing press'. The handkerchief is inscribed 'To John' in the tiny oval between the figures 11 and 12. The dedicatee is John ravilious, eldest son of Eric and Tirzah Ravilious. The Print and the Handkerchief measure 43 x44 cm and both are in Fine condition protected by original tissue guards. Housed in the original Paper folder which has a cover based on a design by Ravilious. The cover is a little marked and stained to the rear plain blank cover. A very scarce Ravilious item and the first we have handled to date.



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