Duncan Grant The Mantelpiece 1914

Artwork details

Artist
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
The Mantelpiece
Date 1914
Medium Oil paint and paper on board
Dimensions Support: 457 x 394 mm
frame: 478 x 415 x 30 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1971
Reference
T01328

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The objects on the mantelpiece shown in this painting include handmade paper flowers from the Omega workshops and, on the right, an Omega box by Frederick Etchells with swimmers on its sides.

This painting, and the one by Vanessa Bell depicting the same subject which hangs nearby, demonstrate the differences in approach of the two artists. Grant’s work is notable for the use of cut and coloured paper collaged to the surface of the painting

February 2010

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