Jenny Saville, The Voice of the Shuttle (Philomela), 2015
The Voice of the Shuttle (Philomela) is a new limited edition print produced by Jenny Saville RA exclusively for the Royal 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’s Rubens and His Legacy exhibition.
The myth of Philomela has inspired many creative minds through the ages of Ovid, Shakespeare and TS Elliot. 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.
Medium: Indigo Digital print on 300gsm Somerset Photo
Paper size: 40 x 50 cm.
Image size: 30.6 x 39.2 cm
Edition of 100
Signed and numbered
This limited edition Jenny Saville print is available at the Royal Academy