Lithograph for ‘High Street’, 1938 – one of 24
exquisite images of pre-war shops (in this case travelling stall). John
Piper (previewing the work in ‘Signature’, 1937) writes: ‘Ravilious is a
particularly English artist…..there is probably no-one else who could
have made these records at once so faithfully and imaginatively. There
is about them the suggestion that you are looking in at a series of gay,
old-fashioned parties from the matter-of-fact street in the present.
They are records of a passing beauty, but they are full of present-day
experience. And they are faithful enough to look like tuck-shops full of
sherbert, liquorice and lollipops – which, after all, is one of the
chief appeals of the attractive shop’.
Image size: 17.0 x 13.0; Print size: 29.5 x 21.0 cms
Format: Giclée Print, Limited Edition (1/850) on 310gsm thick, 100% cotton rag.
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