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Gwen Raverat (1885–1957)

Teoksen Period Piece tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

Tekijän teokset

Period Piece (1952) 513 kappaletta
The Bedside Barsetshire (1949) — Kuvittaja — 26 kappaletta
Gwen Raverat : a miscellany (2007) 5 kappaletta

Associated Works

Sentimentaalinen matka (1768) — Kuvittaja, eräät painokset1,732 kappaletta
Countess Kate (1862) — Kuvittaja, eräät painokset42 kappaletta
The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children (1916) — Kuvittaja, eräät painokset23 kappaletta
Over the Garden Wall — Kuvittaja — 2 kappaletta
The Personal Pleasures of a Private Press — Engraver, eräät painokset1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Raverat, Gwen
Virallinen nimi
Darwin, Gwendoline Mary
Raverat, Gwendoline Mary Darwin
Trumpington Extension Cemetery, Cambridge, England, UK
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Slade School of Art
wood engraving artist
scenic designer
Darwin, Charles (grandfather)
Darwin, George Howard (father)
Darwin, Charles Galton (brother)
Barlow, Nora (cousin)
Cornford, Frances (cousin)
Darwin, Bernard (cousin) (näytä kaikki 14)
Darwin, Elinor (cousin's husband|taught engraving by)
Keynes, Geoffrey (brother-in-law)
Keynes, Milo (nephew)
Keynes, Quentin (nephew)
Keynes, Richard (nephew)
Pryor, William (grandson)
Raverat, Anna (granddaughter)
Vaughan Williams, Ralph (second cousin)
Society of Wood Engravers (co-founder)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Blue Plaque
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Gwen Raverat was born Gwendoline Mary Darwin in Cambridge, England, a daughter of Sir George Howard Darwin and his wife Lady Maud du Puy, and a granddaughter of Charles Darwin. She attended the Slade School of Art. In 1911, she married Jacques Raverat, a French painter, and was active with him in the Bloomsbury Group. They moved to Vence, in the south of France, and had two daughters. In 1928, after her husband's death, she returned to live near Cambridge. She was one of the first modern wood engravers. One of her first wood engravings to appear in a book was Lord Thomas and Fair Annet in The Open Window (1911). She produced one of the first two modern books illustrated with wood engravings, Spring Morning (1915), by her cousin Frances Cornford. Much of her work was done for friends from Cambridge and appeared in books with small editions. The London Mercury also reproduced many of her engravings. She also designed costumes, scenery and program for the theater. Her memoir Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood, which she illustrated with line drawings, appeared in 1952 and has not been out of print since then.



Period Piece is a memoir set in late 19th Century to early 20th Century Cambridge, England. The author, Gwen Raverat, was an illustrator, and wrote about her family life and upbringing, as the granddaughter of Charles Darwin. She had a brother and sister, as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents. Her father was an intellectual and her mother was an American with certain ideas. The memoir starts with Raverat's mother staying with her aunt and uncle in Cambridge. She is a great social success and it is entertaining to read about her social life. There's a chapter that addresses her mother's ideas on rearing children including having constant governesses. https://readableword.wordpress.com/2021/09/19/period-piece-a-cambridge-childhood...… (lisätietoja)
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Nicky24 | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 27, 2021 |
Wood engraver of the Bloomsbury Group. Raverat's down-to-earth reminiscences of her childhood in Cambridge, which sounds idyllic though she constantly grumbles about the restrictions of clothes, dancing class, having to attend church, and other hateful things, like the skin on boiled milk. Well written, well illustrated, funny and entertaining. Includes a short story about a little girl, Georgette, in the French town of Vence
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overthemoon | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 1, 2020 |
Funny, thoughtful and vivid - with marvellous illustrations.
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Litotes | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 27, 2015 |
The preface to this book states 'This is a circular book. It does not begin at the beginning and go on to the end; it is all going on at the same time, sticking out like the spokes of a wheel from the hub, which is me. So it does not matter which chapter is read first or last'. That seems a pretty accurate description of this sweet, rambling autobiographical look into Cambridge at the turn of the century before the wars. Gwen, the granddaughter of Charles Darwin, is in an enviably priviledged position, although she has a wry eye for the constraints that that places upon her. I must confess, I think I loved this book mostly because I love Cambridge. The viewpoints it gives you on things I have taken forgranted for a long time - where the Mill pub is now there was once a Mill! Punts in Cambridge are a relatively new innovation! - were fascinating.… (lisätietoja)
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atreic | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 7, 2014 |



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