THE LOST WATERCOLOURS OF ERIC RAVILIOUS

Branch Arts is on a mission to help The Hedingham Press find the lost watercolours of the great 20th century British artist Eric Ravilious.

The Hedingham Press was established in 2017 by James Russell, curator of the Blockbuster exhibition Ravilious in the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2015, British art specialist Gordon Cooke, who worked with the heirs of Eric Ravilious 35 years ago and has developed an intimate knowledge of the artist and his work, and designer Robert Dalrymple, who has designed publications for most of the major museums and galleries in the UK including a publication on Ravilious which is still in print 30 years later. In 2019 they will be producing Eric Ravilious: The Complete Watercolours.

Alongside Alison Wright PR and The Hedingham Press, Branch Arts have launched a nationwide campaign to unearth unrecorded watercolours to ensure they can be correctly attributed for the definitive catalogue in 2019.

Eric Ravilious, one of most admired and popular British artists of the 20th century, produced a remarkable number of watercolours in a career cut short by his untimely death at the age of 39 in 1942 while serving as an official war artist. Over 250 of these watercolours are known, but it is believed that around 40 are lying undiscovered or uncatalogued in collections around the world. 

Our PR campaign will look to engage a wide network of national, regional and broadcasting media as well as word of mouth contacts to help unearth the missing masterpieces by this genius, but often under-recognised, artist.

If you want to know more about the Ravilious Watercolour catalogue you can follow the campaign’s progress here.