The Artist's Cat, Carmen, circa 1955
Framed (ref: 5580)
Oil on board,
10 1/2 x 8 in. (27 x 20.2 cm.)
Tags: Fyffe Christie Highlights of 20/21 Art Fair PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST
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
overlooking the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow, with one large living /dining room/
studio, and one small bedroom adjoining, sharing a tiny kitchen and
bathroom with the other tenants..and their white Cat, called Carmen.