Edward Bishop 1902-1997
Oil on panel
8.5 x 6 ins / 22 x 15 cms
19 May, 1960 Edward Bishop RBA Chelsea London "Flower Seller"
The Collection of Harold Missingham
Accompanying this painting is a note from Edward Bishop (to his friend Hal Missingham).
'We've been friends Hal, for 50 years and I want to give you this small painting. / Bish / March 1976. / "London Flower Seller"
Harold 'Hal' Missingham was an Australian artist, Director of the Art Galllery of New South Wales from 1945 until 1971, and president of the Australian Watercolour Institute (1952-1955). He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in January 1978 for service to arts.
Hal Missingham and Edward Bishop first met while both studying at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London in 1926. According to Hal's son, Peter, the two remained firm friends throughout their lives.