Eric Ravilious

Young men in the fiery furnace

Young men in the fiery furnace by Eric Ravilious

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Ravilious became a member of the Society of Wood Engravers in London, which had been founded by a group of artists including Eric Gill, Paul and John Nash. Gwen Raverat was also an elected member. Through these connections he became involved with the Golden Cockerel Press, producing different series of woodcuts as illustrations to texts. Gill and Gwen Raverat were also employed there. Song of the Three Holy Children illustrates the Old Testament story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Book of Daniel) and depicts the three young men walking around unharmed in the fiery furnace.

Young men in the fiery furnace
Eric Ravilious
Production date
wood engraving
180 x 126 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
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No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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