Bullfighter

Elizabeth Blackadder (1931 - )

Oil on canvas

1960/1961

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Luxembourg
    City: Luxembourg
    Place: British Embassy
  • 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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    Places
    Spain
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Bullfighter
    Date
    1960/1961
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 55.00 cm, width: 82.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's Red Cross Auction, September 1996
    Inscription
    br: E.V.BLACKADDER
    Provenance
    Edinburgh, Aitken Dott & Son; Robert Fleming Holdings Limited
    GAC number
    17000