Eric Ravilious in Fife and Dundee

Love the palette and the pagent of machinery of those days.

Artistic Horizons

In October 1941 Ravilious’ work as a war artist took him to Fife where he lodged with John and Christine Nash at Crombie Point Cottage near Dunfermline.

On the 20th October he wrote to his wife Tirzah: I was so pleased to find your letters and the parcel (most welcome to Christine) when I came home today from my ship….I’m glad Ironbridge is warming up for the Essex winter………Christine has just gone off to London and possibly Wiston so may perhaps see you. She is a wonderful person in any house, and gets us all up with tea in the morning and a splendid breakfast then lights my fire if I work at home and goes off to Dunfermline for beer and cigarettes. What more could you want?

John and Chrstine Nash John and Christine Nash.

On the 17th November 1941 Eric wrote to Tirzah from John and Christine Nash’s cottage at…

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