Ravilious & Bawden portrait acquired by NPG

Ravilious & Bawden portrait acquired by NPG

 

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired a unique double portrait of Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden - the only known non-photographic portrait of the pair - discovered earlier this year by Andrew Sim of Sim Fine Art.

The portrait, in watercolour, is a rare early work (1933) by Michael Rothenstein, who knew the pair well in the 1930s and would later establish himself as a major part of the small community of artists at Great Bardfield - the Essex village made famous by Ravilious and Bawden.

This important discovery was unveiled at the Watercolours and Works on Paper Fair earlier this year. Sim Fine Art are currently exhibiting at Art Antiques London in Hyde Park (13-20 June)

The National Portrait Gallery's website can be found here: http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp69185/eric-ravilious?search=sas&sText=ravilious

Tel: 0791 935 6150        Email simfineart@btinternet.com     1 Royal Parade, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5PG