An image of Still life with cyclamen

Duncan Grant

(Scotland, England 21 Jan 1885 – 09 May 1978)

Still life with cyclamen

Other titles:
Still life with cyclamens
Not on display
Further information

One of the Bloomsbury Group, Scottish born artist Duncan Grant was a decorator and designer as well as a painter. He was influenced by developments in French art and exhibited in the 1912 Second Post Impressionist Exhibition, London. In various ways he sought an approach to Modernism. The gentle, delicate fragmented light and colour of this painting is typical of the English sensibility - gentler, and more tentative, intuitive and inconsistent than the French, where a particular theory guided the total effect.

AGNSW Handbook, 1994

circa 1914
oil on board
74.0 x 63.5 cm board; 99.5 x 88.0 x 7.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Purchased with funds provided by Margaret Olley and the Sam Hughes Memorial Fund 1993
Accession number
© Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy Henrietta Garnett
Pamela Harris, London/England, From the Estate of Pamela Harris, a Bloomsbury friend of the artist.
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from Robin Gibson Gallery 1993