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Sir Antony Gormley (b. 1950)

Terra Nova For The Queen 2009

Carbon and casein | 19.1 x 28.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 212734

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  • A drawing of a silhouetted figure standing on sloping ground, next to a cypress tree. In 2012, members of the Royal Academy presented Queen Elizabeth II with a portfolio of 105 works on paper to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. This followed the presentation of similar portfolios by the Royal Academicians in the Queen's Coronation and Silver Jubilee years, 1953 and 1977.

    The sculptor Sir Antony Gormley's work has been principally concerned with the interaction between the human body, nature and space. Among his best known works are The Angel of the North in Gateshead, and Another Place, cast iron figures that stand on Crosby Beach in Merseyside. This pen and ink drawing recalls those sculptures characteristic of Gormley's work, showing a single figure on an open hillside. Gormley was elected to the Royal Academy in 2003.

    Presented to Queen Elizabeth II as part of the Diamond Jubilee Gift from the Members of the Royal Academy of Arts,14 November 2012

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    Carbon and casein


    19.1 x 28.0 cm (sheet of paper)

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