This watercolour is of a design for a “cookery demonstration exhibition hall”. There is something electric about this beautiful design. No further details are known about it other than the painter/architect was Alexander Esmé Gordon (1910 – 1993) .
Esmé Gordon went on to design the Electricity Board shop for George Street, Edinburgh:
In the latter part of his life, Esmé Gordon devoted his energies to the Royal Scottish Academy, serving as its Secretary between 1973 and 1978.
In January 1988 more than fifty of his watercolours were shown in the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
An obituary to Esmé Gordon closed with “Esmé was enthusiastic, generous and sociable, and an entertaining raconteur. He was a man of middle height, with a thick crop of hair which he retained to the end.”