‘River Thames at Hammersmith’, Eric Ravilious, watercolour and pencil, 1933.
This view is not remarkably different today (though there are of course more cars). The island is known as the ‘Chiswick Eyot’ (see map), and was historically used to grow willow, which was pollarded to provide withies for basket making (see James Russell’s blog post for more about this image).
Ravilious shared a flat a little way along the river with his wife, Tirzah, when they weren’t residing at Great Bardfield.
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.