1st Aug, 2021 13:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 558


gouache on paper, signed and dated '84, titled and further signed and dated label verso
image size 30cm x 24cm, overall size 44cm x 37cm
Mounted, framed and under glass.
Handwritten artist's label verso.
Note: William Sinclair Gauldie CBE was a leading figure in post war Scottish Architecture. He was also a successful and widely exhibited artist. He was a founding member of the Scottish Society of Architect-Artists. He also published various books, contributed to numerous professional journals, wrote the script for BBC programmes and made radio and television appearances. "It's Getting Late Gentlemen" celebrates the "business lunch" culture which was enjoyed by so many, for so long. Invariably, such lunches were of substantial duration and often "gentlemen only". Participants appreciated good food and fine wines, usually followed by appropriate volumes of malt whisky or brandy. The single most significant ingredient was "good company" and many excellent business relationships were made and strengthened by regular business lunches. These events were as popular with those who enjoyed them as they were unpopular with their spouses. Already on the decline after the 2008 banking crisis and world recession which brought expense accounts under closer scrutiny, the 2020/21 pandemic forced the closure (temporarily) of all suitable venues. For many, the business lunch was a vital release valve from the pressures of business life. For others, they were simply great fun and an opportunity to relax and unwind with friends and colleagues.


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