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Joan Eardley

Catterline in Winter

  • Catterline in Winter
    © Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved. DACS, London 2023

About this artwork

Eardley rented a cottage in the small fishing village of Catterline from 1954, and thereafter divided her time between Catterline and Glasgow. Her cottage, No. 1 South Row, can be seen at the far left of the painting, though by the time this work was painted she was using it as a picture store and she lived in a more comfortable house in the centre of the village. Perched on the clifftop and at the mercy of the elements rolling in off the North Sea, the cottages seem to be bracing themselves for a hard winter.

Updated before 2020

Joan Eardley (1921 - 1963) English Scottish
Catterline in Winter
Oil on hardboard
120.70 x 130.80 cm; Framed: 128.80 x 139.00 x 6.60 cm
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Purchased 1964
Accession number:
GMA 888
In Storage
Artwork photographed by:
Antonia Reeve

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Joan Eardley

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