The artist’s wife, Evelyn, seated reading, mid-1930s
Framed (ref: 566)
Inscribed on label on reverse: ‘This picture is the property of Mrs Evelyn Gardiner’
Oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 26 in. (71.5 x 66 cm.)
Tags: Gerald Gardiner Impressionnists
Provenance: Evelyn Gardiner, Dorset; private collection, Gloucestershire; private collection, East Yorkshire; private collection, North Yorkshire
The painting over the fireplace in this work is typical of the heightened pastel
colours of Gardiner’s landscapes (see cat. 93).