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Title

Still life arrangement I

1938-1940

Artist

Sir Matthew Smith

England

22 Oct 1879 – 29 Sep 1959

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Estate of Sir Matthew Smith

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    Works in the collection

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  • 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'.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

  • 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.

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