Eric Ravilious ‘Strawberry Nets’, watercolour, 1932.
Ravilious depicts a remarkable scene taking place in the garden of Oare House, near Pewsey, Wiltshire. The house was owned by Sir Geoffrey Fry, who commissioned the painting, and was, amongst other things, a director of J. S. Fry & Sons, the family chocolate business. Fry engaged the architect Clough Williams-Ellis to remodel Oare House, though he is better remembered as the creator of Portmeirion in North Wales, which was used as a location during filming for the television series, ‘The Prisoner’.
Printed on 300gsm Invercoate card stock using high quality inks to retain the colours of the original image. The card dimensions are 140mm by 140mm.
For some background to this scene, see the longer description below.
Also available as part of the Eric Ravilious Gardens Collection.