Artist:         Unsigned

Date:          1956

Medium:    Oil on canvas.

Size:           65cm x 78cm

Details:      Art school label

Modern British School. Powerful still life oil painting.

  • A superb mid century, still life oil painting. 


    The paint has been applied in a thick, impasto manner. The bold, confident brushmarks provide a humble, kitchen table with dynamism and power. This is an excellent example of mid 20th century expressive painting.

    The painting is set in a simple wooden trim. 



    The painter has scratched into, worked back and scrubbed away as he or she worked. Traces of cutlery and condiments can be seen as ghostly sections of the composition.

    The painting has a few abrasions and minor areas of paint loss, none of which deflect from or undermine the highly textured surface.

    A 1956 art school label is pasted onto the stretcher under the canvas lip. This might be connected to the piece, further research is required.