(England 22 Oct 1879 – 29 Sep 1959)
Still life arrangement I
- 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'.
- oil on canvas
- 60.2 x 73.2 cm stretcher; 88.0 x 100.7 x 9.0 cm frame
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1947
- Accession number
- © Estate of Sir Matthew Smith
- 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.