Stephen Fry (after Vermeer, 1670)

$ 660.00 AUD

Limited Edition Print

Edition of 45

40 x 40 cm / 16" x 16"

61 x 60 cm / 24" x 24"


English actor, writer, comedian and television presenter, Stephen Fry is supremely suited for Watson's painting, which explores the subjects of communication and social media. The Prince of Twitter engages us as he holds his iPad in this superb painting which references Vermeer's 'Mistress and Maid', and evokes the changes in methods of communication over the centuries.

Fry looks up at us, as if distracted from the details on his illuminated screen, in a scene of dramatic tension between the mistress and maid. The subject of writing and receiving letters recurs frequently in Vermeer's work, as does the theme of communication and social media in Watson's art.

We are reminded here of the dramatic changes in the way we communicate since Vermeer's 17th century - issues of privacy, and the positive and negative effects of social media. The young mistress may have waited six weeks to receive the letter which almost certainly was read by her alone. In the most extraordinary contrast, Stephen Fry's four million plus Twitter followers enjoy the benefit of his regular, informative and instant tweets.

About Limited Edition Prints

Each Giclee Edition Print is in an edition of 45 and is numbered and hand-signed by the artist immediately below the printed image.  

Limited Edition prints are printed using archival museum quality inks on the world's leading textured art paper: Hahnemühle Torchon.

The quality of the Giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. 

Sizes provided are the unframed image size.  A white border of approximately 4 cm is provided to facilitate framing. 

We fulfill orders from the lowest available edition number.

Ross Watson signing a limited edition print

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We offer FREE worldwide fully-insured postage and packaging for all Limited Edition Prints and Photography.

All Limited Edition Prints, Canvases and Photography are sent unframed and packaged in re-enforced postal tubes.

All items will be shipped within 3 business days of receiving payment for your order. Delivery times can vary, but purchases are generally received worldwide within 5-7 business days from dispatch.

Items to be sent domestically will be sent using registered Australian Post. International orders are sent using international postal Express Mail Service (EMS). Tracking details will be provide upon dispatch of your order.

We take pride in getting your prints to you in the perfect condition. Your print will have been individually inspected and packed in perfect condition. Please minimize handling prior to framing.

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Jason Devonshire, Melbourne, AUS
26 January, 2019

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Rick Johnson, San Francisco, USA
22 December, 2018

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David Dunstan, Melbourne, AUS
4 September, 2018

"Ross' gorgeous prints are hanging in the hall and everyone who visits just loves them! Thanks Stephen for all your help."
Evan Carsley, Boston USA
18 September, 2017

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