DESCRIPTION: For sale - Oil painting on canvas - Still life entitiled 'Pinks in Roger Fry's white pottery vase'. The painting shows a bowl of fruit and glass of wine to foreground on a table with white vase containing flowers. Roger Fry (painter and art critic) was a member of the Bloomsbury Group and coined the phrase post-impressionism. The work is displayed in a modern gilt moulded frame and has excellent provenance coming from the artist's family. The painting is accompanied by a copy invoice dated 20th June 2000 from Michael Dickens Fine Art, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1ND. Inscribed to the stretcher: 'Patricia Preece Cookham Berks. - Still life 25 Gns.' Many of Dorothy Hepworth's works were signed by her life partner Patricia Preece. The painting was exhibited at Leger Gallery in 1935 and there is an old James Bourlet & Sons, Ltd. label verso. James Bourlet were an art packers and picture framers and may have been involved in the packing for the Leger Gallery exhibition. Also verso is a typed sheet by Michael Dickens describing the discovery of the use of Patricia Preece's signature on works by Hepworth - research for a book to be published by Fourth Estate.
TITLE: Pinks in Roger Fry's white pottery vase
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK
SIZE OF CANVAS: 55 x 45.6 cm (21.65 x 17.95 inches)
SIZE OF FRAME: 67.5 x 57.4 cm (26.57 x 22.6 inches)
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
SIGNED: Inscribed stretcher 'Patricia Preece Cookham Berks. - Still life 25 Gns.'
DATE: Early 20th century
PROVENANCE: Private London collection ... Sale: Canterbury Auction Galleries, 9th April 2019, Two Day Sale of Fine Art and Antiques, including Oriental, Porcelain, and Works of Art, Lot 278 ... Private collection ... Sale: Michael Dickens Fine Art, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1ND, 20th June 2000 ... Exhibited: Leger Gallery 1935 No. 22 ... Artist's family
CONDITION: Excellent original condition.