Children and Chalked Wall 3 by Joan Eardley ready to hang framed print
23 x 28 cm black frame print of Children and chalked wall 3 by Joan Eardley from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
Image size 10 x 10.5 cm, frame size 23 x 28 cm.
Depicted in this painting are two children are from the Samson family, who lived near Eardley's studio in Glasgow. Eardley has depicted the children in a child-like manner, set against the debris of their everyday life. 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.
Joan Eardley was an English artist but spent most of her adult life as an artist in Glasgow and then Catterline. Her preference was for everyday subjects such as children or the sea and coast line.