Redcliffe Gardens in the Snow

Redcliffe Gardens in the Snow



VIVIAN J. BULEY (1918-1975)

Redcliffe Gardens in the Snow

Signed, inscribed and dated 1936-7 on the stretcher Oil on canvas

46 by 35.5 cm.; 18 by 14 in. (frame size 55.5 by 45.5 cm., 21 by 18 in.)

There is a study of a male nude on the reverse. Vivian Buley was born in Kent. She was a student at Wimbledon School of Art and an Associate of the Royal College of Art, being one of the group of students evacuated to the Lake District during the war. She taught at Northampton and Harrogate art schools and was married to fellow ARCA Frank Gordon Howes. She painted still life, landscape, figure subjects and street scenes. After her marriage she lived in Sussex. The London street scene shows the junction of Redcliffe Gardens with the Old Brompton Road and the end of the Earls Court Road and is the view seen from her London flat when first a student at the Royal College of Art. The two nuns making their way through the snowy street are probably members of the Anglican Order of St Elizabeth of Hungary who were based at 94 Redcliffe Gardens and had a children’s home and guest house in Earl’s Court Square.


Height 116.84 cm / 46 "
Width 90.17 cm / 35 "
Framed height 140.97 cm / 55 "
Framed width 115.57 cm / 45 "