Hudson's Bay Hut
by Barbara Rae RA
This new RA Edition is now on display in the Keeper's House Bar at the Royal Academy of Arts.
|Dimensions||21 x 22cm|
|Fabric & material||Carborundum|
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Produced in Aberdeen at Peacock studios, this new etching relates to an ongoing series of work made during and following Rae’s travels by ship through the Arctic waters. Following in her namesake, explorer Dr. John Rae (who she is not related to, but very much inspired by), Rae has now made several journeys taking photographs, making sketches and small paintings in her cabin, which form the starting point for larger works and prints upon her return. Hudson's Bay (also known as Hudson Bay) is a large body of salt water in north east Canada. It is named after Sir Henry Hudson, an Englishman who first explored the bay in 1610. The hut depicted is part of the abandoned Hudson Bay outpost, the remains of which can be seen at Port Leopold.
About Barbara Rae RA
Barbara Rae RA studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1961 to 1965. After graduating, Rae was awarded a travel scholarship, taking her to work in France and Spain in 1966. Her travels provide her with an endless source of inspiration - she continues to work in Spain and often works on the west coast of Scotland, in Ireland, and recently... Go to artist page