About this artwork

This work was painted in Catterline, a village on the East Coast of Scotland where Eardley owned a cottage. It suggests something of the power of the sea, with the wave approaching the shore like a wall of water. The artist has described the circumstances of the painting: ‘It was painted during February 1961 – entirely outside – as is the case with all my sea paintings. It was one of four paintings which I had in progress during a stormy period of weather. I worked on all four together – or rather from one to the other according to the tide’.

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  • title:
    The Wave
  • accession number:
    GMA 791
  • artist:
    Joan EardleyEnglish (1921 - 1963)
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  • materials:
    Oil and grit on hardboard
  • date created:
    1961
  • measurements:
    121.90 x 188.00 cm (framed 126.80 x 192.90 x 3.80 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased (Gulbenkian UK Trust Fund) 1962
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2016

Joan Eardley

Joan Eardley

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