Demonstrating a machine gun
- Art Funded
- 45.7 x 53.3 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £7,000 (Total: £24,000)
- Fine Art Society
Ravilious was working at RAF Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire in May 1942 while living near Braintree in Essex. It appears that he painted as much as possible of the watercolour on the spot but did not complete the group having the machine gun demonstrated. This work compliments a series of submarine lithographs by Ravilious ArtFunded in 2003 and invites comparison with an earlier watercolour by the artist of Sible Hedingham in Essex also ArtFunded in 2003.
Peggy Angus; private collection; Fine Art Society.
19a Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1BD
01799 513 779
The Fry Art Gallery re-opens on the 6th April 2019