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by Sarah Pickstone

Eighteen separately screened layers make up this stunning edition by Sarah Pickstone. Paying homage to one of the only two female Founding Members of the Royal Academy, Angelica Kauffman.

Produced in the RA Schools as an edition of 50, each print is signed and numbered by the artist.

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Artwork details

Dimensions 42 x 53cm
Fabric & material Screenprint
Edition 50
Medium Print

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Product story

"It felt like a collaboration with Kauffman herself and above all a celebration of the creative spirit that is at the heart of the Royal Academy."

The resulting work is a direct response to Angelica Kauffman’s four painted roundels displayed on the ceiling of the Front Hall at Burlington House. Borrowing elements from all four paintings, Pickstone creates a free and open image.

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

Angelica is a handmade screenprint with 18 separately screened layers. This new print was made as a result of her two RA commissions: Belvedere on show in the entrance hall of Burlington House, and The Rainbow, 2018, in the ramp space leading to the RA Café until 18 August 2019.

The work celebrates Angelica Kauffman RA (1741–1807), one of the only two female Founding Members of the RA and the painter of the four roundels displayed on the ceiling of the Burlington House hallway. Painted in a neoclassical style, each of these allegorical roundels presents a female figure to represent one of the four tenets of art according to Sir Joshua Reynolds: Composition, Design, Invention and Colour

Sarah Pickstone’s Angelica has at its core the face from Kauffman’s Colour and borrows elements from all four paintings. Employing as many different techniques as she could within the medium of screenprinting, Pickstone creates a free and open image in response to Kauffman’s roundels.

In the artist’s words:

‘It felt like a collaboration with Kauffman herself and above all a celebration of the creative spirit that is at the heart of the Royal Academy.’

Sarah Pickstone

All proceeds from sales of this work go directly to support the non-profit-making areas of the Royal Academy, particularly the RA Schools.

About Sarah Pickstone

Sarah Pickstone was commissioned by the Royal Academy, to make a work responding to the life of RA founder member Angelica Kauffman. This culminated in two large paintings: The Rainbow and Belvedere 2018, which can be seen in Burlington House until August 2019.  Pickstone’s work often celebrates women’s literary and art history. In 2012 she won the prestigious John Moores... Go to artist page