Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, RSA RSW (British, 1883-1937)
Roses signed 'FCB Cadell' (lower left), further inscribed 'Roses-/50/by/F.C.B. Cadell' (verso) oil on panel 45 x 37.5 cm. (17 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.)
PROVENANCE: With Alexander Reid & Lefevre, London Private Collection With Aitken Dott & Son, Edinburgh With Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London
EXHIBITED: London, Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, Four Scottish Colourists, June 1990, cat. no. 16 (Cadell) London, Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, The Scottish Colourists, 29 June - 29 July 2000
Cadell painted a series of similar still lifes in the early 1920s. These are stylised and minimal, executed swiftly and with a strong design element. Planes and bands of colour combine with geometry and the pale flowerheads to create a satisfying decorative ensemble.