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Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
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Amaryllis and Polish Scarf

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Edward Gage

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Amaryllis and Polish Scarf by Edward Gage
Watercolour
1986
79 x 79 cm

Reg. Number: G155

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This still life depicts a single amaryllis stalk with several scarlet flowers. The flowers are framed by a black scarf braided with gold, and pinned so that a pair of ‘wings’ hang down either side, in front of a plain brown background. The scene is dramatically lit from the left and the flower heads turn towards this light.

Edward Gage was widely known as an artist and as an art critic for the Scotsman and as an illustrator for a number of publications, including Radio Times. He was born in Gullane, East Lothian, in 1925 and studied at Edinburgh College of Art, but in 1941 he joined the Scots Guards and later transferred to the Royal Scots Regiment. He served as a staff officer in India and Malaya between 1945 and 1947 before returning to complete his studies in the School of Drawing and Painting. In 1950 he received a travelling scholarship to Mallorca, where he befriended the poet Robert Graves. The Mediterranean milieu went on to inspire much of Gage’s work. He taught at Fettes College Edinburgh, Napier College and the Edinburgh College of Art. He was president of the Scottish Society of Artists from from 1960 to 1964 and in 1992 he made an MBE for services to Scottish art. He died in 2000.

With thanks to the National Gallery Scotland for information on this artist
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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


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Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
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"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


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Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

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Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair