Gerald Gardiner (1902–1959):
The Artist’s Wife, Evelyn, Seated Reading, mid-1930s
Framed (ref: 566)
Inscribed on label on reverse: ‘This picture is the property of Mrs Evelyn Gardiner’
Oil on canvas
28.1 x 26 in. (71.5 x 66 cm)
Provenance: Evelyn Gardiner, Dorset; private collection, Gloucestershire; private collection, East Yorkshire; private collection, North Yorkshire
Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.134.
The painting over the fireplace in this work is typical of the heightened pastel colours of Gardiner’s landscapes (see cat. 93).