N04795 CUPBOARD AND KITCHEN UTENSILS c.
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.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I