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Elizabeth Violet Blackadder, R.S.A., R.A., R.S.W. (b. 1931)
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Elizabeth Violet Blackadder, R.S.A., R.A., R.S.W. (b. 1931)

Veules les Roses, Normandy

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Elizabeth Violet Blackadder, R.S.A., R.A., R.S.W. (b. 1931)
Veules les Roses, Normandy
signed and dated 'Elizabeth Blackadder 1980' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour
22 x 31 in. (56 x 79 cm.)
Provenance
The Artist's Studio.
with Mercury Gallery, London where purchased by Foseco Minsep in July 1982.
Exhibited
Edinburgh, Scottish Arts Council, Fruitmarket Gallery, Elizabeth Blackadder Retrospective Exhibition, July-August 1981, no. 70 (illustrated): this exhibition travelled to Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, August-September 1981; Aberdeen, Art Gallery, November 1981; Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, January-February 1982; and Liverpool, Bluecoat Gallery, March-April 1982.
London, Mercury Gallery, Elizabeth Blackadder, May-June 1980, no. 16.
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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 present work shows the beach at Veules, a small town on the Normandy coast. The artist wrote of her 1980 visit to Normandy and Brittany: 'The light is quite amazing, very high in key. The cliffs are of flint and chalk and the beaches are very stony, sloping steeply into the sea, which influences the colour of the water. Sometimes it's almost opaque green or vivid blue. The beaches are very light in tone which makes it fairly difficult to do in watercolour because, if you add white, the effect is deadened. It's a place I could return to many times' (see J. Bumpus, Elizabeth Blackadder, Oxford, 1988, p.55).
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