Artist Gerald Gardiner: Clear Evening in Argyll, 1958

Artist Gerald Gardiner (1902–1959): Clear Evening in Argyll, 1958


Gerald Gardiner (1902–1959):
Clear Evening in Argyll, 1958
Framed (ref: 568)
Signed with initials and dated 1958, inscribed with title on label on reverse
Black chalk and wash, 11 3/4 x 28 in. (30 x 70.5 cm.)

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Provenance: private collection, Gloucestershire; private collection, East Yorkshire; private collection, North Yorkshire
Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1960 (no. 1201)

This large panoramic drawing was exhibited at the Royal Academy a year after Gardiner died, the last of twenty-six of his works exhibited over four decades. Although Gardiner mostly drew the Cotswolds where he lived, he had a natural affinity with the landscape of Scotland, especially Argyll, where he made several painting expeditions, especially after the Second World War. He exhibited Argyll subjects at the Royal Academy consecutively in 1946, 1947 and 1948.