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Snipe (framed)

by Humphrey Ocean RA

As part of the exhibition Humphrey Ocean RA: Birds, Cars and Chairs, this work is on show in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, until 18 August 2019.

Please note that, if purchased, this work is available for collection only from the Royal Academy of Arts by appointment with the Art Sales team.

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£4,450.00

Artwork details

Artist Humphrey Ocean RA
Dimensions 56 x 77cm
Fabric & material Gouache
Unique
Medium Painting
Artist VAT Number 740 0893 45

Delivery & returns information

Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

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Updated 19 May 2020

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Product story

Much of Humphrey Ocean’s work refers to, in his words, ‘our alluringly unnatural world’, and this extends to living creatures within that sphere. He spends much of his time ‘with an eye on local habits and the way the human mind adapts and reveals itself’.

‘One of my favourite waders with its long beak. The markings are particularly graphic for a relatively furtive bird’
Humphrey Ocean, 2019

Artist Sales: This work is sold by the artist. The sale is facilitated by RA Enterprises (RAE) for which they receive only a commission from the artist.

Please note that the dimensions listed above are for the unframed artwork.

About Humphrey Ocean RA

Humphrey Ocean studied at Canterbury College of Art from 1970 to 1973. During that time, he played bass with Kilburn and the Highroads and the band supported The Who on their 1973 Christmas Tour. His first major solo exhibition in 1984 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, was followed by shows at Tate Liverpool, Whitechapel Gallery, London and, in 2003, how’s... Go to artist page