Sir Matthew Arnold Bracy Smith L.G. (1879-1959) Flowers in a jug, red background 80.5 x 60 cm. (31 3/4 x 23 5/8 in.)

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Lot 88
Sir Matthew Arnold Bracy Smith L.G. (1879-1959) Flowers in a jug, red background 80.5 x 60 cm. (31 3/4 x 23 5/8 in.)

Sold for £ 25,850 (US$ 32,143) inc. premium
Sir Matthew Arnold Bracy Smith L.G. (1879-1959)
signed with initials (lower left), oil on canvas

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Mrs Vera Russell thence by descent to the present owner

    Exhibited:
    London, Arts Council of Great Britain, Matthew Smith, 1983, cat.no.52

    Matthew Smith first met Vera Russell (Vera Barry at that time) when she had visited Aix en Provence with a well-known theatre company, La Compagnie de Quinze. Vera Russell was some years later married to the art critic John Russell and the couple became good friends and travelling companions of the artist for many years. Smith moved into the couple's house in St John's Wood for a time in 1959 and it is reputed that the work was completed during this stay.
Sir Matthew Arnold Bracy Smith L.G. (1879-1959) Flowers in a jug, red background 80.5 x 60 cm. (31 3/4 x 23 5/8 in.)
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