Gwen Raverat

British, b.1885, d.1957

The Golden Age

  • Presented by Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
  • Wood engraving
  • 235 x 568mm
  • 94/154
  • 1937

One of Britain’s most celebrated printmakers, Gwen Raverat was a formative figure in the wood-engraving revival in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century. In Raverat’s arcadian vision of a golden age, figures exist in harmony with nature and each other. With its rich hand-colouring Raverat’s large wood-engraving draws parallels with medieval tapestries, detailing a country life in which the trials and tribulations of living in a town are left behind.