Boris Crossing The Thames

by Stephen Farthing RA

A hand-finished digital print which draws on three historical sources from the 18th and 19th Centuries.

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Artwork details

Artist Stephen Farthing RA
Medium Print
Dimensions 50 x 70cm
Fabric & material Print
Edition 25

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Artwork description

This hand-finished digital print is based on three art historical sources, visually connected by standing figures in rowing boats holding large flags against angry skies. The first historical source is the 1851 painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art of Washington Crossing the Delaware – this inspired the title. The other two sources are the 1784 engraved aquatint by Robert Pollard of Lady Acland, and the 1775 engraving by John Webber of Captain Cook's men shooting Sea Horses on the third voyage of discovery. They are – of course – walruses but in the mind of the artist are quite possibly old Tories objecting to this river crossing.

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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