Three country views from three different counties (Sussex, Powys, and Oxfordshire) from Eric Ravilious. Hereford’s Knob is more properly known as ‘Twmp’, translating to hump or tump in English. I’m also pretty sure it makes a guest appearance in Bruce Chatwin’s ‘On the Black Hill’ under the name of ‘Bickerton’s Knob’. Though the building in the foreground is a church, it could technically be described as a house of god, and if that won’t do you, then there’s another little one on the hillside.
The shepherd’s cottage is in Beddingham, a hamlet in East Sussex, very nearby to Furlongs, a favourite dwelling of the artist, and home of Peggy Angus.
Eric and Tirzah spent a couple of nights in Buscot Park in the summer of ’38. He described it as the grandest house house he’d ever been in, and mentions a whale’s jaw in the grounds. Whale jaws (often from the Fin or Bowhead whale) were not an unusual dight, acting as decorative arches or frames. Many examples still exist around the country, perhaps most prominently at Whitby in Yorkshire. ‘Shepherd’s Cottage (The Lay)’, ‘The Duke of Hereford’s Knob’, and ‘Buscot Park’ are also available as single cards.
Blank inside, so suitable for birthdays, anniversaries, and all occasions.
Dimensions: 178mm by 127mm (landscape).
Printed on 300gsm FSC approved Invercote card stock using high quality inks to retain the colours of the original image. Each card is supplied with a white laid envelope, so you can share them with friends and family.