The Rose Bower

Edward Middleditch (1923 - 1987)

Oil on canvas

c.1958-1959

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  • About the artist
    Edward Middleditch was born in Chelmsford, Essex. He served overseas during the Second World War, receiving the Military Cross in 1945. He studied at the Regent Street Polytechnic and Royal College of Art (RCA, 1948-1952) and his realist paintings of domestic scenes led to his association with the ‘Kitchen Sink School’, an informal group of RCA graduates, John Bratby, Derrick Greaves and Jack Smith. Middleditch’s first solo show was held at Beaux Arts (London, 1954) where he continued to exhibit until 1962. He held various teaching posts, including Head of Fine Art at Norwich School of Art (1964-1984). Exhibitions included a Arts Council and South Bank Centre retrospective (1987-1988) and a show at James Hyman Fine Art, (London, 2006).
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    Subjects
    rose, twig, leaf, petal, thorn, flower
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    The Rose Bower
    Date
    c.1958-1959
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 126.5 cm, width: 101.5 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from OFCOM, November 2016
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    Radiocommunications Agency (merged with four other regulators to form Ofcom in 2003); Sotheby's, London, 2 June 2004 (lot 82) - bought in; transferred to the GAC from Ofcom November 2016
    GAC number
    18706