Thursday, 3 June 2010

Ian Whittlesea – The sun is but a morning star

A recent print of Ian Whittlesea is part of the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London

A small print, The sun is but a morning star (For Henry David Thoreau), is hung in the print room of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The image is derived from the title page of the first edition of Walden. The original woodcut was based on a drawing by Thoreau's sister Sophia and has been redrawn and printed over a black background to suggest that a light burns within Thoreau's cabin.

Summer Exhibition 2010
14 June – 22 August 2010

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
London W1J 0BD

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