The artist's wife, Evelyn, seated reading by Gerald Gardiner

This work was painted at the Gardiner’s 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.


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 Cheltenham’s 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.

Venue details

The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Clarence Street, Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL50 3JT 01242 237431

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