DESCRIPTION: For sale - a rare abstract oil in black, blue, brown and purple by the important Britiah painter Margaret Mellis. Components of the image appear on all sides of the artwork. The paint has been applied thickly in layers in order to build depth of colour and texture - a tecnique developed by Mellis and explained in the documentary 'Margaret Mellis: A Life in Colour'. This work appears in the documentary, leaning against a wall in Margaret's studio. A screen shot of the clip can be seen. The work is unframed.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK
SIZE OF IMAGE: 22.8 x 11.1 cm (9 x 4.4 inches)
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas, box-mounted on board
SIGNATURE / INSCRIPTION: Signed 'Margaret Mellis', dated 'Feb 1970' and titled 'Cross'. Handwritten dimensions of '4 1/2 x 9'. 'M Mellis' estate stamp verso with handwritten inventory number '7.048'.
PROVENANCE: Panzer Trotman Fine Art ... Margaret Mellis Estate Sale ... 'Margaret Mellis: A Life in Colour', appeared in studio shot