This dummy (pictured at left) was believed to have been lost for many years after Ravilious’ death in 1939 while working as a war artist, but turned up at auction in 2012 after an artist friend of Carrington’s realized the publisher had given it to him in the 1950s and he simply had it at home. It includes pencil drawings of chalk hill figures and other earthworks as well as several photographs, possible layouts, and a potential cover. Wiltshire Museum bought it for £4,800.
A recreation of the book including the story of its non-publication was published in 2019 by Design for Today including new illustrations by artist Alice Patullo.
Downland Man runs until January 30, 2022.