Catalogue entry

N06137 MUSIC 1951
Inscr. ‘Barnett Freedman 1951’ b.r., and on the stretcher, ‘Barnett Freedman, 59 Cornwall Gardens London S.W.7. Music’.
Canvas, 30×40 (76×102).
Presented by J. Lyons & Co. 1953.
Exh: Arts Council, October–November 1958, and tour (32).

The artist had been commissioned to make a lithograph of this subject for J. Lyons & Co., which was used to decorate their tea-shops. He wrote (14 February 1953) that this still life ‘was painted after I produced the lithograph’. It follows the latter closely in composition.

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