Eric Ravilious’s The Westbury Horse: the collision of old and new

By Skye Sherwin

This 1939 painting outlines Britain’s changing identity in the interwar period, the pastoral chalk steed contrasting with the iron one chugging in the background

There are actually two horses in this well-known painting by the early-20th century artist and designer Eric Ravilious: the chalk horse on the lush green hillside and the chugging iron one.

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