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Voice of the Shuttle (Philomela) by Jenny Saville

The RA Editions programme is proud to present this specially commissioned print by Jenny Saville RA. The work takes its title from Saville's drawing on canvas of the same name, first exhibited at the RA's  Rubens and His Legacy  exhibition.

Produced in a limited edition of 100, each print is signed and numbered by the artist.

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Artwork details

Dimensions 40 x 50cm
Fabric & material Print
Edition 100
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

The Voice of the Shuttle (Philomela) is a new limited edition print produced by Jenny Saville RA exclusively for the Academy. This work takes its title from Saville's drawing on canvas of the same name shown in La Peregrina, Saville’s curated gallery within the RA' Rubens and His Legacy exhibition.

The myth of Philomela has inspired many creative minds through the ages of Ovid, Shakespeare and T.S. Eliot. Philomela is believed to have been the princess of Athens within Greek Mythology. After being violently raped by her sister's husband, she takes revenge and is transformed into a nightingale, a bird renowned for its sorrowful-sounding song.

Saville is best known for her large-scale oil paintings of female figures; focusing on flesh, extremities of anatomy and the grotesque. This very special limited edition provides a lasting legacy of Saville’s close association with the Rubens exhibition. Read more on Jenny Saville's response to Rubens and the myth of Philomela.

The myth of Philomela has inspired many creative minds through the ages; Ovid, Shakespeare and T.S. Eliot. Philomela is believed to have been the princess of Athens within Greek Mythology. After being assaulted by her sister's husband, she takes revenge and is transformed into a nightingale, a bird renowned for its sorrowful-sounding song.

Saville is best known for her large-scale oil paintings of female figures; focusing on flesh, extremities of anatomy and the grotesque. This very special limited edition provides a lasting legacy of Saville's close association with the Rubens exhibition. Read more on Jenny Saville's response to Rubens and the myth of Philomela here.


The RA Editions programme generates valuable revenue for the RA and in particular the RA Schools.​​