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Title

Still life arrangement I

1938-1940


Artist

Sir Matthew Smith

England

22 Oct 1879 - 29 Sep 1959


About

'Still life arrangement I' and 'Jugs against vermillion background' [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


Date

1938-1940


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

60.2 x 73.2 cm stretcher; 88.0 x 100.7 x 9.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1947


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8059


Artist information

Sir Matthew Smith

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Arthur Tooth & Sons 1947. Purchased from the exhibition 'Paintings by Matthew Smith of the years 1938-1940' 22 October - 15 November 1947, cat.no. 1.


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd, An exhibition of paintings by Matthew Smith of the years 1938-1940, London, 1947. cat.no. 1

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 181 (illus.).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 160. cat.no. 2011

Terence Maloon, Look, 'Acquisitions: Derain's Antique Inspirations', Heidelberg, Nov 1987, 12-13, 12 (colour illus.).