This work was painted at the Gardiners home in Gloucestershire and is a good example of the artist's depiction of a night-time scene, showing the light, reflections and shadows cast by the gas lamp and fire as his wife reads.
The artist's wife, Evelyn, seated reading by Gerald Gardiner, 19341935
courtesy of Liss Fine Art
- 71.5 x 66 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £4,900 ( Total: £9,900)
- Acquired in:
- Liss Fine Art Ltd
Its quiet domestic atmosphere links to the lives and values of the Arts & Crafts Movement for which Cheltenhams collection has Designated Status. Gardiner worked at the Cheltenham School of Art teaching drawing and painting from 1927 until his death.
Family of Gerald Gardiner; private collections in Dorset, Gloucestershire, East Yorkshire and North Yorkshire; Liss Fine Art.