Mary Potter
The Window, Chiswick 1929

Artwork details

Mary Potter 1900–1981
The Window, Chiswick
Date 1929
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 764 x 552 mm
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by the Helena and Kenneth Levy Bequest 1990
Not on display

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Potter was an early member of the Seven and Five Society, a group of artists formed in 1919 whose members included at various times John Piper, Ivon Hitchens and Ben and Winfred Nicholson. Classic Seven and Five work is characterised by clear colours, an interest in light, and a certain freshness and simplicity. Their direct and strong compositions often involved still life, sometimes combined with landscape seen through a window. This is a typical example in which a table-top still life is set against a curtained window looking out onto a view of the river Thames, near Chiswick. The view is from her own sitting-room.

August 2004