Plein Air, by Allen Jones RA

Plein Air, by Allen Jones RA

49 x 38.5 cm

Laser cut woodblock

Plein Air, by Allen Jones RA


Plein Air, by Allen Jones RA

We are proud to present a new limited edition woodblock print made by Allen Jones RA in celebration of our 'Matisse in the Studio' exhibition.

This print is currently available to view in the shop outside the exhibition, on the Sackler Gallery landing.

Please note, that this is a brand new limited edition that will not be ready for despatch to buyers until mid-November.

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Artwork description

Allen Jones RA has made this new limited edition in the RA Schools in response to ‘Matisse in the Studio’ currently on show in the RA’s Sackler Gallery. The final prints are hand signed and numbered by Allen Jones.

Although the visual language and pistachio green palette are both inspired by Matisse's work, the source material for this image can be found in the metal screens or 'moon gates' that Jones has made for various rural sites in the UK including Chatsworth. The linear design around a circular void lends itself perfectly to framing a vista. In this print, Jones' characteristically sensual figures surround the void; the small still life in the corner of the design is a direct homage to Matisse.

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

Please note that this print is strictly limited to one per buyer and, as is customary in the selling of limited edition prints, the price of this work will rise as the edition sells.
  • Medium - Laser cut woodblock
  • Dimensions - 49 x 38.5 cm
  • Edition - 50

About Allen Jones RA


Allen Jones studied at Hornsey College of Art from 1955 to 1959 and the Royal College of Art from 1959 to 1960. Between 1961 and 1983 he taught at Croydon College of Art, Chelsea School of Art, University of South Florida, Hochschule für Bildenden Kunst, Hamburg, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Irvine and Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin. Jones was appointed a Trustee of the British Museum from 1990 to 1999.


From the early 1960s his international reputation was established as a painter, printmaker and sculptor. Over the past 40 years his work has been exhibited around the world in both solo and group exhibitions. There have been three major retrospectives of his work. The first at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, travelling to the Serpentine Gallery, London and to four venues in Germany. The second at the ICA, London, which travelled to the Fruit Market, Edinburgh and Arnolfini, Bristol, and the third at the Barbican, London, which was subsequently toured worldwide by the British Council.


Jones’s designs for stage and television include Oh Calcutta! for Kenneth Tynan, Manner wir kommen (West Deutsche Rundfunk), Understanding Opera (LWT), Satie/Cinema (Ballet Rambert) and Signed in Red (Royal Ballet, London). Jones lives and works in London and Oxfordshire.