Children and Chalked Wall 3
© The Eardley Estate

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Children and Chalked Wall 3 1962 - 1963
  • Scottish Art
The two children depicted in this painting are from the Samson family, who lived near Eardley's studio in the Townhead area of Glasgow. They feature in many of her paintings. The stencilled lettering and fragments of collaged newspaper imitate graffiti; the silver and gold papers are probably sweet wrappers. Eardley has depicted the children in a child-like manner, set against the debris of their everyday life.

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An image constructed from found materials, such as photographs, paper or fabric, glued to a surface, sometimes with additional painted or drawn elements. It is an art form particularly associated with Dada and Surrealism.



  • Acc. No. GMA 853
  • Medium Oil, newspaper and metal foil on canvas
  • Size 61.00 x 68.60 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1963