About the Raverat Archive

“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.”

William Pryor



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.

The 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.