(Scotland, England 21 Jan 1885–09 May 1978)
74.0 x 63.5cm board; 99.5 x 88.0 x 7.0cm frame
One of the Bloomsbury Group, Scottish born artist Duncan Grant was a decorator and designer as well as a painter. He was influenced by developments in French art and exhibited in the 1912 Second Post Impressionist Exhibition, London. In various ways he sought an approach to Modernism. The gentle, delicate fragmented light and colour of this painting is typical of the English sensibility - gentler, and more tentative, intuitive and inconsistent than the French, where a particular theory guided the total effect.
AGNSW Handbook, 1994
Robin Gibson Gallery (Australia, estab. 1976), pre 10 May 1993, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from Robin Gibson Gallery 1993
O Waller esq, post Jun 1987
Pamela Harris (Australia, b.1946, d.1992), pre Jun 1987?, London/England, From the Estate of Pamela Harris, a Bloomsbury friend of the artist.
Margaret Olley (Australia, b.1923, d.2011) (Author), Jeffrey Smart (Italy; Australia, b.1921) (Author), Deborah Hart (South Africa; United Kingdom; Australia, b.1959) (Director), Christine France (Australia) (Co-ordinator), Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart selections, Sydney, 2002. NOTE: no catalogue numbers; titled 'Still life with cyclamens'; Margaret Olley selection.
Wendy Baron (England) (Author), Perfect Moderns: A history of the Camden Town Group, England, 2000, 186.
Peter Tomory (United Kingdom) (Author), Anne Kirker (New Zealand; Australia, b.1947) (Author), British painting 1800-1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 23 (colour illus.), 92. cat.no. 821
Ewen McDonald (Australia) (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, Sydney, 1994, 162 (colour illus.).
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia, estab. 1874) (Author), Great gifts, great patrons: an exhibition celebrating private patronage of the Gallery, Sydney, 1994. no catalogue numbers
Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994.
Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart (2002), S.H. Ervin Gallery, 12 Jan 2002–24 Feb 2002.