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View from the Artist's digs, overlooking the Botanic Gardens Glasgow
Unmounted (ref: 5577)
oil on board 35 x 80 cm.
Provenance: in the artist’s possession until 1979; thence with
his wife Eleanor Christie-Chatterley until 2012.
Literature: Buckman, David, Nature and Humanity, The Work
of Fyffe Christie, 1918:1979, Sansom & Co, 2004
After Fyffe and Eleanor married in 1952 they rented a flat in Queen Margaret Drive and moved in 1953 around the corner to a first floor flat overlooking Botanic Gardens, with one large living /dining room/ studio, and one small bedroom adjoining, sharing a tiny kitchen and bathroom with the other tenants. This is a view from the window - a record of a very happy three year period spent in the flat. At this time Fyffe started teaching and also worked on the Piping college mural and, with Walter Pritchard, the mural in St Francis in the East .
We are grateful to Eleanor Christie-Chatterley for assistance.