The Star and Garter, No.2
(November 1983) Oils on canvas (28x36)
"The Star and Garter, No.2" was the second major study of The Star and Garter, following the first painting "The Star and Garter, Putney", which had been done over thirty years earlier in 1952.
It was a particular feature of Edward’s work that he when he became intrigued by certain favourite themes, such as his Thames paintings, he liked to revisit the subject after the passage of some considerable time and undertake new paintings of the subject.
It is interesting to compare the blue palette of "The Star and Garter, No.2" with the crimson sunset seen in the 1952 painting.
Before painting "The Star and Garter, No.2" he undertook a series of small oils on the subject, some of which were separately exhibited and survive to this day.
"The Star and Garter, No.2" was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in 1984.