An image of Jugs against vermillion background

Sir Matthew Smith

(England 22 Oct 1879 – 29 Sep 1959)

Jugs against vermillion background

Other titles:
Still life with jugs and clay figure, Jugs against vermillion
Location
Not on display
Further information

'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'.

Year
1936-1940
Media
Painting
Medium
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
Accession number
27.1992
Copyright
© Sir Matthew Smith Estate
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