About this artwork

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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  • title:
    Children and Chalked Wall 3
  • accession number:
    GMA 853
  • artist:
    Joan EardleyEnglish (1921 - 1963)
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  • materials:
    Oil, newspaper and metal foil on canvas
  • date created:
    1962 - 1963
  • measurements:
    61.00 x 68.60 cm (framed: 67.20 x 74.70 x 5.40 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1963
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.

Joan Eardley

Joan Eardley