Eric Slater was a little known watercolour and colour woodcut artist, based in Sussex during the 1920s. His best known work The Stackyard was published in 1938 by the Woodcut Society of Kansas and presented in a folder with an introduction by Campbell Dodgson. Dodgson served on the Fine Arts Advisory Committee and it is probably through this connection that the British Council acquired the work for its collection. Slater’s watercolours and prints tended towards the decorative with areas of flat colour with little or no modulation.