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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)

Catterline Landscape

Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley, R.S.A. (1921-1963)
Catterline Landscape
oil and mixed media on board
29½ x 30½ in. (75 x 77.5 cm.)
Painted in 1960.
A gift from the artist to the previous owner in 1960.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Edinburgh, 23 October 2008, lot 144, where purchased by the present owner.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

In 1950 Joan Eardley first visited Catterline, a small fishing village a few miles south of Aberdeen. She wrote to her mother 'It really is a lovely country. I have quite fallen for it - quite different from the west, more rolling, with lovely reddish earth' (C. Oliver, Joan Eardley, Edinburgh, 1988, p. 60). During the 1950s Eardley stayed in Catterline for increasingly long periods of time. She stayed in the Watch House, a remote house which belonged to her friend Annette Stephen, and which also became her studio. Her paintings of this period reflect the landscape and the often brutal climate, and her textured brushstrokes express the red soil and long grasses which characterise the landscape found at Catterline.

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