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
Location
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

Year
circa 1914
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on board
Dimensions
74.0 x 63.5 cm board; 99.5 x 88.0 x 7.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by Margaret Olley and the Sam Hughes Memorial Fund 1993
Accession number
233.1993
Copyright
© Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy Henrietta Garnett
Provenance
Robin Gibson Gallery, pre 10 May 1993, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from Robin Gibson Gallery 1993
O Waller esq, post Jun 1987
Pamela Harris, pre Jun 1987?, London/England, From the Estate of Pamela Harris, a Bloomsbury friend of the artist.