by Norman Ackroyd RA
This limited edition work by Norman Ackroyd RA was first shown in an exhibition of prints to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2018. A sugarlift aquatint, the piece boasts a technique of etching that gives the image a wash-like quality.
Produced as an edition of 90, each print is signed and numbered by the artist.
|Dimensions||28 x 34.5cm|
|Fabric & material||Etching|
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Estuary, a characteristically atmospheric monochrome etching by Norman Ackroyd, captures the view across the Stour Estuary, a body of water that borders two counties. Depicted from Manningtree on the Essex side of the estuary, the scene is viewed across the water looking north towards Suffolk. The location is about a mile downriver from Flatford Mill in Suffolk, where Constable produced many of his greatest works.
This limited edition etching was made using the sugarlift technique, which gives the image a wash-like quality. The plate was produced in Norman Ackroyd’s studio in Bermondsey, London, from drawings he had made at the site.
All proceeds from sales of this work go directly to support the non-profit-making areas of the Royal Academy, particularly the RA Schools.
Estuary, a characteristically atmospheric monochrome etching, captures the view across the Stour Estuary, a body of water that borders two counties. Depicted from Manningtree on the Essex side of the estuary, the scene is viewed across the water looking north towards Suffolk. The location is about a mile downriver from Flatford Mill in Suffolk, where Constable produced many of his greatest works.
The etching plate used to print this work, was made in Ackroyd’s studio in Bermondsey, London, from drawings he had made at the site.
The RA Editions programme generates valuable revenue for the RA and in particular the RA Schools.
About Norman Ackroyd RA
Norman Ackroyd RA studied at Leeds College of Art from 1956 to 1961 and London’s Royal College of Art from 1961 to 1964.
He’s enjoyed solo exhibitions at galleries including Anderson O’Day Fine Art, London; Aitken Dott, Edinburgh; Jersey Arts Centre; Compass Gallery, Glasgow; National Museum of Art, Santiago; Jan Turner, Los Angeles; Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, and the Mickleson Gallery, Washington... Go to artist page