The Yellow Chest

Elizabeth Blackadder (1931 - )

Oil on canvas

1968

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Singapore
    City: Singapore
    Place: British High Commission
  • About the artist
    Dame Elizabeth Blackadder was born in Falkirk, Scotland, and studied at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art from 1949 until 1954. In 1954 she was awarded a Carnegie Travelling Scholarship, which enabled her to visit Yugoslavia, Greece and Italy, where she was impressed by the Byzantine architecture and mosaics she saw. In 1956 she married the artist John Houston. Blackadder was the first woman to be elected as a full member of both the Royal Scottish Academy in 1972 and the Royal Academy in 1976. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 1982. She shows her work regularly at the Mercury Gallery in London. She lives and works in Edinburgh.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Yellow Chest
    Date
    1968
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 101.50 cm, width: 127.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the Royal Scottish Academy, January 1968
    Inscription
    br: E.V.BLACKADDER 1968
    Provenance
    Purchased by the Rev Dr Arnott Hamilton Fund of the Royal Scottish Academy; Raffle Prize
    GAC number
    12054