Men Drinking, circa 1936
Framed (ref: 478)
Gouache, 10 1/4 x 20 1/2 in. (26 × 52 cm.)
Tags: Ian Eadie children illustration murals
Provenance: the artist’s family;The Fine Art Society
Literature:Y.Y.K. Kerr, Ian Eadie of Dundee, London 2000, pp. 12–14
Art should be judged ‘from all points: design, colour, rhythm, decoration,
technique and feeling’ (Ian Eadie quoted in J.Y.K. Kerr, Ian Eadie of Dundee, 2000, pp. 12–14).
This study for a mural was most likely intended as decoration for a bar,
probably undertaken during the artist’s last year as a student at Dundee
College of Art. A related watercolour, Comic Face (1936) is reproduced in
Kerr’s biography of the artist, Ian Eadie of Dundee (p. 13). From 1947
to 1973 Eadie was one of Scotland’s most prolific muralists.