Catterline in Winter by Joan Eardley square postcard

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14 x 14 cm

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Single 14 x 14 cm square postcard featuring Catterline in Winter by Joan Eardley, from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.

After renting a cottage in the small fishing village of Catterline in 1954, Eardley divided her time between there and Glasgow. Her cottage can be seen at the far left of the painting, though by the time this work was painted she was using it as a studio and lived in a more comfortable house at the other end of the row. Perched on top of the hill and at the mercy of the elements, the cottages seem to be bracing themselves for a hard winter.

Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley was a British artist noted for her portraiture of street children in Glasgow and for her landscapes of the fishing village of Catterline and surroundings on the North-East coast of Scotland. One of Scotland's most enduringly popular artists, her career was tragically cut short by breast cancer.

Image copyright © Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021