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Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley, R.S.A. (1921-1963)
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Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley, R.S.A. (1921-1963)

A Samson child

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Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley, R.S.A. (1921-1963)
A Samson child
signed 'Eardley' (lower right)
coloured chalks on brown paper
23¼ x 10½ in. (59 x 26.5 cm.)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Notice to Buyers Resident in Scotland Payment and collections may be made immediately following the end of the sale until 7.00pm. Collections may be made on Friday, 27 October 2000 from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm, after which all lots purchased by Scottish residents will be transported free of charge to either our Glasgow office, tel 44(0)141 332 8134 or to our Edinburgh office, tel 44(0)131 225 4756 where they will be available from 9.00 am on Monday, 30 October. Notice to Buyers outside Scotland Purchases made by buyers with addresses outside Scotland will be transferred to Christie's, 8 King Street, London SW1, for collection from noon on Monday, 30 October 2000. Purchases are only insured for a period of seven working days following the sale.

Lot Essay

The artist recalled 'I got to know about half a dozen families well, especially a family by the name of Samson. There is a large number of Samsons, twelve at the present moment, so I have always had a certain number of children from this family of any age when I chose to need. This particular family of Samsons move me. They hardly notice me when they come in. They are full of what they have been doing. Who has gone to jail today. Who has broken into what shop. Who flung a pie into whose face, and so it goes on and on. They are letting out their life ... For me they are Glasgow' (see W. Buchanan, Joan Eardley, Edinburgh, 1976, p. 36).
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