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Drawing - Studies for a Globe No. 77
  • Studies for a Globe No. 77
    Farthing, Stephen, born 1950
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Studies for a Globe No. 77

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    2005 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Farthing, Stephen, born 1950 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    E.2576-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 214, box A

Stephen Farthing (b.1950) studied at St Martin's School of Art (1969-73) and the Royal College of Art (1973-76), where he later taught. From 1990 to 2000 he was Ruskin Master at the Ruskin School of Fine Art in Oxford, after which he moved to New York as the Executive Director of New York Academy of Art. In 2004 he was appointed to the Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Drawing at the University of the Arts London. Farthing was elected Royal Academician in 1998.

Physical description

Outline map of Australia, depicted upside down, shaded in pencil with areas of blue and red wash above and below.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)

Date

2005 (made)

Artist/maker

Farthing, Stephen, born 1950 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'Stephen Farthing / IV.05'
Signed and dated bottom right

'Study for a globe # 77'
Inscription running down top left-hand side

'Tasman'
Inscription at top of sheet

'WATER SAMPLE'
Inscription centre top

Dimensions

Height: 21.3 cm, Width: 14.9 cm

Object history note

This drawing is part of the '40 Artists - 40 Drawings' series acquired as a group in 2007

Descriptive line

'Studies for a Globe No. 77', ouline drawing of map of Australia by Stephen Farthing, 2005

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour; Acrylic paint

Techniques

Drawn; Painted

Subjects depicted

Maps; Pictorial maps

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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