Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley, RSA (British, 1921-1963)
"Cattle at a watering place" signed and dated 'JOAN EARDLEY '53' (lower right) oil on canvas 40.5 x 121.5 cm. (16 x 48 in.)
PROVENANCE: Mrs J Morton, and by descent. EXHIBITED: Loaned to the RSA, 1955, by Mrs Morton no273. NOTE: This rediscovered exhibition piece dates from Joan's earliest visits to Catterline, and displays an expressive power visible also in the pictures of Angus Neil from the same period. The long, attenuated format is one she employed to great effect throughout her career.