Leslie Hunter

Kitchen Utensils

c.1914–8

Medium
Oil paint on plywood
Dimensions
Support: 457 x 381 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by William McInnes 1935
Reference
N04795

Catalogue entry

N04795 CUPBOARD AND KITCHEN UTENSILS c. 1914–18
 
Inscr. ‘Hunter’ b.l.
Oil on plywood, 18×15 (46×38).
Presented by William McInnes 1935.
Coll: Purchased by William McInnes from the Lefevre Gallery 1935, as ‘Cupboard and Kitchen Utensils’.
Lit: T.J. Honeyman, Introducing Leslie Hunter, 1937, p.75, repr. pl.7 (in colour), as ‘Kitchen Utensils’.

Honeyman (loc. cit.) writes that during the 1914–18 war Leslie Hunter worked on his uncle's farm at Millburn, Larkhall, and found time to paint several pictures: ‘The best were the still lifes and interiors of the farm kitchen. A typical example is in the Tate Gallery.’

William McInnes was a great friend and patron of the artist.

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

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