Joan Eardley, Seated Boy, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. © The Eardley Estate.

Seated Boy by Joan Eardley is one of three works by Joan Eardley now on display at the Hunterian in Glasgow after the gallery opened its doors on a complete rehang. 

On the Art UK, it says of the painting:

“This freely painted work captures a young boy’s features, conveying his awkwardness with a strong sense of robust realism. Tentatively identified as Andrew Samson – one of the Samson children who lived near Eardley’s studio in Townhead – it belongs to a relatively small group of full-length representations of the Samson boys. Not quite portraits and not quite genre scenes, they are extraordinary character studies of ordinary children who in the 1950s and 1960s provided her with rich subject matter.”

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