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RAVILIOUS, Eric William (1903-1942). Artist.
Two Autograph Letters Signed and related material to Sir Stephen Tallents, 2 pages 4to and 2 pages 8vo, Bank House, Castle Hedingham, 16 September and 1 October [1937]. Discussing the design of a Christmas card for Tallents.
'... It is very nice of you to ask me to design a Christmas card. In the ordinary way I would do it, but now I am in the throes of engraving for Gilbert White's Selborne: there are thirty engravings and I have promised the Nonesuch to do nothing else until they are finished. ... But as an idea I am sending this lithograph. ... If ... you think it might be suitable I'll give it you - that is to say the three plates of the colours. ... This greenhouse was done for fun as an experiment. ...' (26 September 1937)
'Yes I should think Curwen's would be the best printer for this job, and actually Oliver Simon has already run it. ... I agree about the text inside with one modification which is that I feel rather strongly that I shouldn't be in the middle of your Christmas Greetings. If Oliver cares to set my name up let it be small and inconspicuous and in a corner. ...'
Also included are a trade card designed by Ravilious for Dunbar Hay Ltd in 1937 and two Typewritten Letters Signed from the Victoria and Albert Museum (July 1948) concerning an exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the invention of lithography, and an Autograph Letter Signed, May 1953, from Cecilia Sempill, all concerning Ravilious and all to Tallents, along with copies of his replies.
[No: 20703]


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