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The Artist's wife reading, August 1953
Unmounted (ref: 5638)
Signed and inscribed with the title
Gouache on buff coloured paper
21 3/4 x 15 1/4 in. (55.4 x 39 cm.)
some creases and small losses to edge
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
Christies met Eleanor in 1950 when teaching evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art. With his wife Eleanor, a sculptor, he moved to London in 1957 and again taught, while completing murals and much other work. Christie and his wife held a show at Woodlands Gallery in 1979, shortly before he died.
We are grateful to Eleanor Christie-Chatterley for assistance.