An image of Still life arrangement I

Sir Matthew Smith

(England 22 Oct 1879 – 29 Sep 1959)

Still life arrangement I

Location
Not on display
Further information

'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'.

Year
1938-1940
Media
Painting
Medium
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
Accession number
8059
Copyright
© Estate of Sir Matthew Smith
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.