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Do you own one of these priceless paintings by Eric Ravilious?

The missing works could be in private collections around the world

Scavenge through your local boot sale, check your grandma’s loft and clear out the garden shed because the hunt is on to find the missing watercolours of one of England's most celebrated painters.

An appeal has been launched to find 40 watercolours by Eric Ravilious as archivists hope to create a complete catalogue raisonné.

Although 250 pieces of his work are known, it is estimated that a further 40 have yet to be found, some of which could be worth up to £250,000.

The catalogue is set to be published in 2019 by The Hedingham Press. Ravilious, now one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, is believed to have died after he went missing whilst flying with the RAF in a search-and-rescue mission off Iceland.

James Russell, an expert on Ravilious watercolours who founded The Hedingham Press along with British art specialist Gordon Cooke, and designer Robert Dalrymple, said: “They...

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