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A Tree In Virginia

by Stephen Farthing RA

Stephen Farthing RA’s print for the RA Editions programme continues his fascination with the drawing process, taking a domestic tree in Virginia as his subject.

Exclsuive to the RA, this etching is produced in a limited edition of 60, each signed and numbered by the artist.

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Artwork details

Dimensions 75.5 x 57cm
Fabric & material Etching
Edition 60
Medium Print

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Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

We want to make sure your order reaches you as safely as possible. Therefore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all purchases of unframed prints from the RA Editions store will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. Delivery charges are detailed here. Please note that purchses of unique works that are for collection only will only be available for collection once the RA has reopened. The RA Editions Team will be in touch regarding all orders upon the RA reopening. 

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Our small team are working as quickly and safely as possible to prepare and send online orders.

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All artworks are available for Delivery. You can find our Art Delivery Charges here. We have temporarily stopped shipping to EEA countries. The RA is temporarily closed, collection is not available at this time.

Updated 19 May 2020

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Product story

Tree in Virginia is the first of a series of prints. Farthing’s subject grows on a strip of land that separates Ronald Regan domestic airport and the Pentagon. His advice on drawing trees is to "start with the very highest leaf and slowly work your way down… the trunk is the easy bit”.

Farthing drew his first ‘tree portraits’ in the summer of 1999, in Southern France. The following year he moved to New York and halfway through the process of re-drawing the trees onto etching plates, the project was halted as a result of a studio fire.


The RA Editions programme generates valuable revenue for the RA and in particular the RA Schools.​​

Stephen Farthing RA’s new print for RA Editions continues his fascination with the drawing process, taking a young domestic tree in Virginia as his subject. Farthing drew his first ‘tree portraits’ in the summer of 1999, in Southern France. The following year he moved to New York and halfway through the process of re-drawing the trees onto etching plates, the project was halted as a result of a studio fire, and the 9/11 tragedy. This is the first in a new series of prints; Farthing’s subject is growing on a strip of land that separates Regan domestic airport and the Pentagon. His advice on drawing trees is: "start with the very highest leaf and slowly work your way down… the trunk is the easy bit”.

All proceeds from the sale of RA Editions prints go directly to support the RA Schools.

About Stephen Farthing RA

Painter Stephen Farthing studied at St Martin’s School of Art from 1969 to 1973 before completing a Masters Degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 1976. While at the Royal College, Farthing was offered an Abbey Major Scholarship, an honour which took him to the British School in Rome for a year.

On his return to London, Farthing held... Go to artist page