|Eric Ravilious, 'Village Street', 1936|
|Tim Mainstone at the Fry|
|Eric Ravilious, 'Ironbridge at Ewenbridge', 1941/2|
Yet the watercolours are only one part of the experience. Back in the main room are display cases filled with the artist's wood engravings, including book covers and other materials that haven't seen the light of day in a half-century. Best of all are the blocks themselves, ink-black still and showing the sureness of touch that Ravilious displayed whatever the medium... Explore the gallery further and you can compare his designs for Wedgwood with the engravings and watercolours.
|Falcon Square, Castle Hedingham|
Entry to this delightful exhibition is free, but do consult the Fry's website for their opening hours before visiting.
|War Memorial, St Nicholas|
|Hull's Mill 2011|
He evidently perched on a stool close to the ford to paint the mill, and this close the sound of the water thrumming over the weir is loud but soothing, a kind of white noise.
|Eric Ravilious, 'Hull's Mill', 1935|
Some interesting Ravilious locations here. When you visit the Fry, look out for 'Ravilious in Pictures: A Country Life.'