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Title

Jugs against vermillion background

1936-1940


Artist

Sir Matthew Smith

England

22 Oct 1879 - 29 Sep 1959


About

'Jugs against vermillion background' and 'Still life arrangement I' [AGNSW collection] were both painted in Aix-en-Provence, in the south of France, where Matthew Smith lived between the years 1936-40. When looking at Smith's still lifes of this period many of the objects he used, such as the round table, the jugs, and the clay figure appear repeatedly. In Smith's 1947 Tooth's exhibition 'Paintings by Matthew Smith of the years 1938-40', eighteen of the twenty three works exhibited were still lifes; six with the same title 'Still life with clay figure'.


Details


Other Titles

Still life with jugs and clay figure

Jugs against vermillion


Date

1936-1940


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

64.5 x 80.5 cm sight; 91.0 x 106.5 x 6.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l., red paint "M.S.". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by Margaret Olley and the Sam Hughes Memorial Fund 1992


Location

Not on display


Accession number

27.1992


Artist information

Sir Matthew Smith

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Browse & Darby, London/England

Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from Robin Gibson Gallery 1992. Purchased from the exhibition 'British and French paintings and drawings 1884-1992 from Browse & Darby' 7 March - 1 April 1992


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Great gifts, great patrons: an exhibition celebrating private patronage of the Gallery, Sydney, 1994. no catalogue numbers

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 160. cat.no. 2010

Robin Gibson Gallery, British and French paintings 1884-1992, Sydney, 1992. cat. no. 8