Elizabeth Blackadder, ‘Three Vases of Flowers’, 1979, The Scottish Gallery

Here, we are looking at a typical subject for Blackadder in watercolour, the floral still life. In her home in the Grange the bounty of her garden is put to good use through the seasons; tulips, irises and anemones. Here the three vases and their occupants, some beginning to wilt and fall, are at once in tumult and balance. Her watercolour still life helped make her reputation through consistent success at the Royal Academy where the addition of the occasional cat created some of her most popular and enduring images

Signature: signed and dated lower right

Private collection, Northumberland

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