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New RA in Construction

by Anne Desmet RA

This limited edition stone lithograph 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.

Published as an of edition of 25, each print is signed and numbered by the artist.

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Artwork details

Dimensions 65.5 x 28.5cm
Fabric & material Lithograph
Edition 25
Medium Print

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Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

We want to make sure your order reaches you as safely as possible. Therefore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all purchases of unframed prints from the RA Editions store will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. Delivery charges are detailed here. Please note that purchses of unique works that are for collection only will only be available for collection once the RA has reopened. The RA Editions Team will be in touch regarding all orders upon the RA reopening. 

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Updated 19 May 2020

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Product story

Desmet’s strong emotional connection to the Royal Academy is reflected in these works that celebrate the newly renovated 6 Burlington Gardens, which will include new galleries when it re-opens to the public in May 2018. These prints explore the historical architecture of the building, the imposing entrance staircase for example, and the artist’s discovery of newly created spaces, particularly the grand lecture theatre which she describes as being like a coliseum.

All proceeds from sales of this work go directly to support the non-profit-making areas of the Royal Academy, particularly the RA Schools.

Reflecting Desmet’s strong connection to the Royal Academy, New RA in Construction, a stone lithograph made at Hole Editions, Newcastle, celebrates the expanded RA campus via a series of studies of the 6 Burlington Gardens building site. The print reveals the artist’s exploration of the historical architecture of the building, including the entrance staircase, the inner structure of the domed ceiling in the listed British Academy Room and the imposing roof statuary. Also featured is the newly created grand lecture theatre, which in Desmet’s depiction suggests the form of an ancient amphitheatre.

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