‘Cuckmere Haven’ Eric Ravilious, watercolour and pencil, 1939.
A beautifully observed watercolour by Ravilious, and a great personal favourite of mine, reminding me of many happy childhood days spent in this valley (and also in the beer garden of the Golden Galleon pub, as it was then). Painted in 1939 while Ravilious was staying at ‘Furlongs’ a few miles West of here, the area would shortly play host to a unit of Canadian troops a little further upstream at Exceat, and also act as a distinctive landmark for German bombers feeling their way along the Sussex coast. Nowadays, on a happier note, it’s home to a substantial squadron of Snowy Egrets.
Also available as part of the ‘Ravilious Rivers and Ponds Collection’.
Printed on 300gsm Invercote card stock using high quality inks to retain the colours of the original image. The card dimensions are 140mm by 140mm.