Stephen Fry Musing is an original portrait, and is derived from a full-length, life-size painting now in a private collection. Hambling chose to make this edition a 3/4-length portait of her friend Stephen Fry, hand-touching many of the screens to ensure that the rich saturation contrast of the blues was maintained.
Before Hambling created her sculpture of Wilde now opposite Charing Cross Station, London, Fry posed for the artist in the early 1990s before playing Oscar Wilde in the film ‘Wilde’.
This edition was published in 2006 by IAP Fine Art and Maggi Hambling, in collaboration with master printmaker Ian Wilkinson at Limberhurst Press. Stephen Fry and George Melly both attended the press launch, and £100 from each sale goes to the Terrence Higgins Trust, helping people with HIV and AIDS.
Paper size: 24.5” x 20” (62 x 51 cms). Image size: 20” x 15” (51 x 38cms). Edition of 100 silk-screen prints on Moulin de Gué 270g fine art paper, each signed by Maggi Hambling. The price shown here is unframed and includes postage to the UK. The image of a framed print is to Maggi Hambling’s design, with the print float-mounted onto conservation board. Framing can be arranged and charged separately if you contact us. Delivery of framed works can be arranged in the Greater London area for a small extra charge.