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Title

Jugs against vermillion background

1936-1940

Artist

Sir Matthew Smith

England

22 Oct 1879 – 29 Sep 1959

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Alternate image of Jugs against vermillion background by Sir Matthew Smith
Alternate image of Jugs against vermillion background by Sir Matthew Smith
Alternate image of Jugs against vermillion background by Sir Matthew Smith
Alternate image of Jugs against vermillion background by Sir Matthew Smith
Alternate image of Jugs against vermillion background by Sir Matthew Smith
Alternate image of Jugs against vermillion background by Sir Matthew Smith
Alternate image of Jugs against vermillion background by Sir Matthew Smith
Alternate image of Jugs against vermillion background by Sir Matthew Smith
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  • 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
    Copyright
    © Sir Matthew Smith Estate

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    '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'.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

  • 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

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