E R I C R A V I L I 0 U S Noel Ca 1912 f !942 Deutscher TextSeite 434] An artist who dies in his prime is naturally the cause of much grief to his contemporaries, for they cannot but think of what is lost to the world. Eric Ravilious, missing on a flight during the war. had already passed beyond the stage of promise and had established himself as a consum mate graphic artist, but it is quite certain that he was still developing his talents. It is tantalising to think of what he would have achieved in his next phase. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London under r ington |Texte francais: page 435] Sir William Rothenstein, at a period when many brilliant illustrators were by some chance brought together. He first claimed attention by a mural decoration he under took with Edward Rawden, and which struck a refresh ing unacademic note. After leaving college he devoted himself largely to wood engraving in which he soon showed complete mastery at a time when this art was at the height of its revived popularity in England. Probably his most ambitious book was his last in this vein, Gilbert White's Reproductions of coloured auto-lithograph illustrations from High Streetby J. M. Richards and Eric Ravilious. Wiedergaben von farbigen Illustrationen in Handlithographie aus dem Buch High Street, von J. M. Richards und Eric Ravilious. Reproductions de lithographies a la main illustrant High Street, ouvrage de J. M. Richards et Eric Ravilious. 430

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