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Flowers on a Blue Cloth

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Argyll and Bute Council

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Still life painting of a jug with yellow-orange flowers set against a black background with some coloured shapes, to the top left a suggestion of a set of stairs.

Dame Elizabeth Violet Blackadder, DBE, RA, RSA, RSW, was born in Falkirk and studied at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art. Blackadder is a painter and printmaker and the first woman to be elected to both the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy. She works in a variety of media including oil paints, watercolour, drawing and printmaking. In the 1960s Blackadder acquired a growing reputation for her paintings of flowers.

The Argyll Collection



Flowers on a Blue Cloth


mid-20th C


oil on canvas


H 61 x W 51 cm

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acquired, 1964

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E Blackadder


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