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Not For Web | The Talking Trees of England: The Te

by Stephen Chambers RA

This limited edition print by Stephen Chambers was produced to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. As part of the Multiple Thoughts exhibition, it is on show in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy from 27 April–10 September 2018.


This limited edition print is no longer available. For enquiries on other work by this artist, please contact us on 0207 300 5933

Artwork details

Dimensions 28 x 33cm
Fabric & material Etching
Edition 40
Medium Print
Artist VAT Number GB 977896230

Delivery & returns information

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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Our last order date is 12 December 2021 for your gifts to arrive in time for Christmas. For more information on delivery times and terms, please click here.

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Updated 19 May 2020

All artworks are available for Delivery. You can find our Art Delivery Charges here. The Royal Academy is temporarily closed, Collection is not available at this time.

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Product story

Printmaking has always been central to Stephen Chambers’ artistic output. Using a distinctive visual language he depicts enigmatic characters often inspired by those who reside in the pages of fiction or from various eras of history. The Tears of Lament, 2018, is one of his new series, The Talking Trees of England, which includes four small-scale prints that explore the personification of trees. They were produced at Nutmeg Studios in south east London. Chambers’ trees are knowing and mischievous; they provide shelter, or a place to hide, and represent longevity and the great tradition of the English countryside. In the artist’s own words, ‘I have often thought that if a tree could talk it would have multiple tales to tell. They have hearts, limbs and crowns after all.’

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 Stephen Chambers RA

Stephen Chambers RA trained at Central St Martin's and Chelsea School of Art in London and graduated with a Masters from Chelsea School of Art in 1983. He won many scholarships and awards, including a Rome Scholarship, a Fellowship at Winchester School of Art, and a Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Travelling Award.

Chambers has previously collaborated on three dance projects with the Royal Ballet: 'Sleeping... Go to artist page