ERIC RAVILIOUS – Boy Birdnesting, 1927
Wood engraving
Sheet size: 175x250 mm
Image size: 90x130 mm
Edition: Size of edition unknown – Unsigned
Also known as Boy Bird's Nesting. Printed by the Mercury Press on wove paper. This original wood engraving by Eric Ravilious was first exhibited at the Eighth Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers in 1927, where an edition of 15 signed copies was offered for sale. This copy comes from the much larger unsigned edition as published by the London Mercury in 1933. Underneath are printed the words BOY BIRDNESTING Woodcut by Eric Ravilious. There is type on the verso, as published. Please note that this is the 1933 printing, as described, and not from the recent edition of 500 printed by Ian Mortimer at I. M. Imprimit for Merivale Editions. Condition: Excellent, see description