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by Rebecca Salter RA

As part of the Multiple Thoughts exhibition, this limited edition print by Rebecca Salter is on show in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy from 27 April–10 September 2018.

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Artwork details

Artist Rebecca Salter RA
Colour Black/White
Dimensions 23 x 23cm
Fabric & material Woodcut
Edition 30
Medium Print

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Artwork description

Rebecca Salter often utilises traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking techniques to create the subtle, light-filled imagery of her distinctive prints. Although not seen is a laser-cut woodblock print, the artist’s visual language explores similar territory. Salter developed this particular work after reading a letter from Gainsborough which is archived at the Royal Academy. The letter that captured Salter’s imagination was written by Gainsborough in Bath around 1770 to his great friend, William Jackson, a composer. Gainsborough wrote that he had heard Jackson was unwell and he offers to help. In concluding his letter, Gainsborough laments that in his haste he has spoilt a fine piece of drawing paper. This work is signed, numbered and dated on the reverse.

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

About Rebecca Salter RA

Rebecca Salter RA is the current Keeper of the RA Schools. She studied at Bristol Polytechnic and then at Kyoto City University of the Arts in Japan, where she lived for six years. While living in Kyoto she studied traditional Japanese woodblock printing with Professor Kurosaki Akira and has since written two books on the subject. Her interest in printmaking... Go to artist page