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A relaxed still life featuring daisies, a vase, a loaf of bread and a blue cup. As this dates to the early 20th century, it’s likely that the artist has been heavily influenced by the Post Impressionists of the time, including Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin. 

Post Impressionism looked to abandon the conventional approaches taken by the Impressionists such as Monet and Manet. It questioned why a scene needed to replicate its subject accurately. Why can’t apples appear unbalanced in a bowl? And why can’t a table appear at an awkward angle? The Post Impressionists focused on communicating how a subject made them feel rather than replicating exactly what they saw.

Medium Oil on board
Size 17⅔” x 15” / 45cm x 38.5cm
Year of creation c. 1910 - c. 1930
Condition Darkened with age and a few minor losses.