23 May 1996
Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley, R.S.A. (Scottish, 1921-1963)
A French Street Market
signed 'Eardley' (lower right), inscribed in pencil 'A Market France' (on the stretcher) and inscribed on typed label 'Miss Joan Eardley/178 Drymen Road Bearsden Glasgow/French Market scene No.2' (attached on the reverse)
oil on canvas
24 x 30in. (61 x 76.2cm.)
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Edinburgh, Scottish Arts Council, Joan Eardley Exhibition, 19??, no. 29.
Edinburgh, Talbot Rice Gallery, Joan Eardley Retrospective, 1988, no.34.
Painted in 1951.
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