Sir William NicholsonThe Lowestoft Bowl 1911

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Artist
Sir William Nicholson (1872‑1949)
Title
The Lowestoft Bowl
Date 1911
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 476 x 610 mm frame: 645 x 770 x 80 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1917
Reference
N03178
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1910

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This painting sits firmly within a tradition of still life painting that extends from seventeenth-century Dutch depictions of fruit, vegetables, game or flowers. Like his Dutch predecessors, Nicholson was concerned with evoking his subject matter in a highly realistic fashion, and creating the illusion of three-dimensional objects in a two-dimensional picture. In this work, the viewer's attention is also drawn to the luscious surface qualities of the Lowestoft porcelain, which the artist has captured in paint.

September 2004

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