“I am blessed that Gwen Raverat was my grandmother – her
wood-engravings, though outwardly charming, also have a depth of seeing that is
once lyrical, melancholic and nostalgic, yet timeless and never clichéd.
Acknowledged as one of the great woman artists of the first half of the last century,
her prints do that rare thing: they combine accessibility with meaning; they
have something to say.”
The aim of the Raverat
Archive is to
promote and sell the work of Gwen Raverat. Gwen’s grandson William Pryor is the
Director and is assisted by Charlotte Parsons, who is the Archive Manager.
Archive arranges talks (given by William) for various societies and
organisations, and sells prints from the estate (original and giclee), books
and other merchandise at temporary exhibitions and via the website. Our website
is a comprehensive list of all available prints, where you can search by
subject, place, for signed copies etc. Both original and giclee prints are sold
with a certificate of authenticity signed by William Pryor.
In 2004 William Pryor
edited Virginia Woolf & the Raverats: A
Different Sort of Friendship about
the close relationship between his maternal grandparents and Virginia Woolf. William is currently working on a TV adaptation
of Gwen’s life with author and art historian Frances Spalding and Cambridge dramaturge Maureen Thomas.
If you have any questions about the Raverat
Archive or you would like to speak to us about your purchase, arranging a
lecture or exhibition email us.
We will be happy to answer any questions.