Catalogue entry

T01133 STILL LIFE ON CORNER OF A MANTELPIECE 1914
Not inscribed.
Canvas, 22 × 18 (56×45.5).
Purchased from the artist's daughter, Mrs Angelica Garnett (Grant-in-Aid) 1969.
Exh: Adams Gallery, October 1961 (10, as ‘The Mantelpiece’); Arts Council Gallery, London, February–March 1964 and provincial tour, April–August (24, as ‘The Mantelpiece’).

As with many other of her paintings, this work by Vanessa Bell was painted at the same time as another of the same subject by Duncan Grant. The Grant, in oil and collage on board, 18×15½ inches (coll: d'Offay Couper Gallery) treats the boxes and flowers a little more explicitly and was signed and dated 1914 by the artist in or after 1964.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1968-70, London 1970