The Northwest Passage - Set of Four Etchings

by Barbara Rae RA

This set of four RA Editions is now on display in the Keeper's House Bar at the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Artwork details

Medium Etching
Colour Multicolour
Dimensions 54 x 44cm
Fabric & material Etching
Edition 30

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Artwork description

Produced in Aberdeen at Peacock studios, this set of four etchings 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. Commenting on the palette used in these works Rae has said; ‘The ice has a blue-green underside, a strange contrast from the brilliant white top surface and black water’.

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