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Skylines (London)

by Anne Desmet RA

This wood engraving by Anne Desmet RA was first shown in an exhibition of prints to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2018.

Produced in a limited edition of 60, each print is signed and numbered by the artist.

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Artwork details

Dimensions 76 x 18cm
Fabric & material Wood Engraving
Edition 60
Medium Print

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Product story

In this print, Anne Desmet RA frames London monuments in roundels, as if viewed from the ground through binoculars. Iconic London buildings depicted include the Gherkin, St Bride’s Church (on Fleet St), Hawksmoor Church (Spitalfields), and the BT Tower. Desmet intersperses these buildings with studies of clouds, produced in a two-colour blend, and with an engraved quality which is reminiscent of fingerprints.

This work was composed in the artist’s Hackney studio and printed on her antique ‘Albion’ press.

Artist Sales: this work is sold by the artist. The sale is facilitated by RA Enterprises (RAE) for which RAE receives a commission from the artist only.

In this print, Desmet frames London monuments in roundels, each engraved on a separate tiny boxwood block and seen as if viewed from the ground through binoculars. Iconic London buildings depicted include the Gherkin, St Bride’s Church off Fleet Street, Hawksmoor’s Spitalfields Church and the BT Tower. Desmet intersperses these buildings with engraved studies of clouds printed in a two-colour blend.


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

About Anne Desmet RA

Anne Desmet RA followed her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford and London’s Central School of Art and Design with a scholarship award at the British School at Rome in 1989. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and a Member of the Society of Wood Engravers.

Desmet depicts the evolution... Go to artist page