Ravilious Eric – Beachy Head Lighthouse – Belle Tout

Description: 1939; pencil and watercolour.  By the time Ravilious painted  Belle Tout it was being used as a private house, its use as lighthouse no longer needed due to the new lighthouse below the cliffs. It is as if Ravilious plays with this reversal: this lighthouse is now a house for light. Instead of looking from without at the lighthouse, you look from within, towards the new one. And bathed in refracted light you see the green of the promontory, the whiteness of the cliffs, and in the distance a light filled shimmering sea.

Format: Giclée Print, Limited Edition (1/950) on 310gsm thick, 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed.

Size: Image: 42.5 x 57.0; paper: 53.5 x 67.0 cm

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Our Ravilious prints are authorized for publication by the Estate, and each print has a seal of authenticity embossed onto the white paper margin.

      
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Description

Description: 1939; pencil and watercolour.  By the time Ravilious painted  Belle Tout it was being used as a private house, its use as lighthouse no longer needed due to the new lighthouse below the cliffs. It is as if Ravilious plays with this reversal: this lighthouse is now a house for light. Instead of looking from without at the lighthouse, you look from within, towards the new one. And bathed in refracted light you see the green of the promontory, the whiteness of the cliffs, and in the distance a light filled shimmering sea.

Additional information

Frame Options

Print Only, Matt-Black: face/edge 12mm, Matt-White: face/edge 12mm, Matt-Grey: face/edge 12mm, English Oak: face/edge 10mm, Brushed Aluminium: face 8mm/edge 14mm

Artist

Ravilious, Eric

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