Roy De Maistre Still Life: Fruit 1954

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Artwork details

Artist
Roy De Maistre 1894–1968
Title
Still Life: Fruit
Date 1954
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 774 x 545 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Eric Hall 1954
Reference
N06225
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N06225 STILL LIFE: FRUIT 1954

Inscr. ‘R de Maistre’ b.r.
Canvas, 30 1/2×21 1/2 (77·5×54·5).
Presented by Eric Hall 1954.
Coll: Acquired by Eric Hall from the artist.

Painted in 1954 from a sketch made at Compiègne in 1933, it is one of four versions based on the same design: one, dated 1944, was formerly in the E. C. Gregory collection; two others, dated 1934 and 1955, belong to the artist. The artist wrote (21 April 1955): ‘I frequently return to sketches and notes or “things remembered” and paint one or many different versions of subjects that have their origins in the past’.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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