Duncan Grant
The Kitchen 1902

Artwork details

Duncan Grant 1885–1978
The Kitchen
Date 1902
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 508 x 406 mm
frame: 654 x 552 x 63 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1959
Not on display

Display caption

The view is inside the Grant family home at Streatley-on-Thames, painted when he was seventeen. In 1902 he went to the Westminster School of Art, overcoming his family’s wish that he should join the army. Both his determination to pursue a career as an artist, and the quality of this very early painting, show his extraordinary talent. The colouring – controlled and yet rich – is comparable to recent work showing figures in interiors, perhaps most strongly those by Gwen John also shown in this room.

May 2007

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