The Eric Ravilious High Street Postcard Collection (Part I).

Introducing the first Eric Ravilious High Street Collection – six rather good postcards depicting high street scenes from the late 1930s. These were created by Ravilious to illustrate a book about the high street (called ‘High Street’, sensibly enough), first published in 1938. Architectural historian J. M. Richards provided the text to accompany the illustrations – an excellent combination of talent. 2,000 copies of the book were printed, and doubtless more would have followed, but unfortunately the world had other ideas, with the original lithographic plates being destroyed in the blitz, which resulted in the original editions becoming extremely sought after. There are 24 illustrations in all, which we will be releasing over the coming weeks.

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Introducing the first Eric Ravilious High Street Collection – six rather good postcards depicting high street scenes from the late 1930s. These were created by Ravilious to illustrate a book about the high street (called ‘High Street’, sensibly enough), first published in 1938. Architectural historian J. M. Richards provided the text to accompany the illustrations – an excellent combination of talent. 2,000 copies of the book were printed, and doubtless more would have followed, but unfortunately the world had other ideas, with the original lithographic plates being destroyed in the blitz, which resulted in the original editions becoming extremely sought after. There are 24 illustrations in all, which we will be releasing over the coming weeks.

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