The Permanent Collection on display in the John Madejski Fine Rooms
An Abiding Standard: The Prints of Stanley Anderson RA
25 February to 24 May 2015
Tennant Gallery and Richard Sharp Council Room, Burlington House Admission
Complimentary entry with a valid Royal Academy exhibition ticket or £3 General Admission ticket. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.Opening times
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm.
A key figure in the revival of line engraving in the 1920s, Stanley Anderson RA (1884-1966) is best known for his series of prints memorialising England's vanishing rural crafts.
This exhibition considers Anderson's engravings alongside earlier, lesser-known works in a printmaking career spanning nearly half a century: drypoints of continental market scenes, etchings of down and outs in 1920s London, and alternative city views of construction and demolition sites.
Sceptical of progress, Anderson commented on and countered the spiritual emptiness, emotional detachment and elitism he regarded to be the hallmarks of modernity.
An Abiding Standard coincides with the publication of Stanley Anderson. Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné by the exhibition curators Robert Meyrick and Harry Heuser, published by the Royal Academy of Arts, available from the RA shop and online. More...
Collections Free Lunchtime Lecture
Reynolds Room, Burlington House. Monday 27 April 2015, 1-2pm. Free with an exhibition ticket; booking required. Book now...
Curator's Collection Talks
Professor Robert Meyrick and Dr Harry Heuser, co-curators of the exhibition. Free with an exhibition ticket; no booking required.
Tuesday 3 March 2015, 3-3.30pm
Tuesday 7 April 2015, 3-3.30pmFree Gallery Tours
See highlights from the Royal Academy's collection, find out more about the history of the institution and explore its home, Burlington House, on a free guided tour of the John Madejski Fine Rooms.
Current displays include paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence, John Constable, Benjamin West and William Wyllie. There is also a chance to see W.P. Frith's Private View at the Royal Academy 1881 (on loan from the Pope Family Trust) alongside works by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, G.F. Watts and Briton Riviere. >More ...