This is a stunning mid-century colour lithograph by the celebrated Scottish artist, Edward Gage (1925 - 2000).
He was widely known in Scotland as an artist, and also worked as an art critic for "The Scotsman" newspaper. Gage also produced illustrations for a number of publications, including the "Radio Times".
He was born in Gullane, East Lothian in 1925 and studied at Edinburgh College of Art.
Sadly, his artistic was cut short for a time, when he joined the Scots Guards in 1941 and then in the Royal Scots Regiment. He served as a staff officer in India and Malaya from 1945 - 1947.
He returned to Edinburgh to complete his studies and in 1950 was awarded a travelling scholarship to Mallorca, Spain - where he befriended the poet, Robert Graves.
Gage had ten one-man exhibitions between 1964 and 1986, besides contributing paintings to group exhibitions in Edinburgh, London and elsewhere.
He taught at Fettes College, Napri College and at Edinburgh College of Art.
From 1960 to 1964 he was President of the Scottish Society of Artists - and in 1992 he was made an MBE for services to Scottish Art.
He died in 2000, aged 74.
Examples of this work are in the National Galleries of Scotland (12 works) and the collection of the City of Edinburgh Council.
This is a very stylish colour lithograph by Gage which would look fantastic framed and on display in a mid-century interior.
It is entitled Queen of Birds - and comes from a very small limited edition of only 38 works.
It is pencil signed and editioned along the bottom margin of the print - but it is not dated. On stylistic evidence, it must date to the early to mid-1950s. It is very Festival of Britain in feel and style.
This original lithograph shows a solidly formed lady with long flowing hair - she is surrounded by a variety of birds. The title of this work is Queen of the Birds.
It measures 59.5cm x 44.5cm.
It is being sold unframed, and on offer for a very fair price - for this interesting Scottish artist.
There is currently a growing interest in Scottish artists of the Edinburgh School working in the 1940s - 70s, and Edward Gage is certainly an artist and name to conjure with - and there is at present a much-renewed interest in his work in the salerooms and market.
This fine print by Gage is on offer with IconicEdinburgh at an exceptionally fair price - another impression is currently on sale at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh for £1150 (January 2019).
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