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    Sale 7729

    20th Century British Art

    21 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 78

    Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959)

    Jugs, Pears and Violet Daisies

    Price Realised  

    Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959)
    Jugs, Pears and Violet Daisies
    signed with initials 'M.S.' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm.)
    Painted in 1927.


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    Provenance

    with Arthur Tooth & Sons, London.
    Mr and Mrs F.W. Halliday, Shropshire.
    with Ivor Braka, London, where purchased by the present owner circa 1996.


    Literature

    F. Halliday and J. Russell, Matthew Smith, London, 1962, pl. 30.
    Sir Philip Hendy, Matthew Smith, London, 1963, pl. 30.


    Exhibited

    London, Tate Gallery, Matthew Smith - Paintings from 1909-1952, September - October 1953, no. 35, as 'Jugs, Pears and Violet Daisies'.
    London, Royal Academy, Sir Matthew Smith Exhibition, 1960, no. 45, as 'The Rowlandson Jug'.
    Cardiff, Arts Council Welsh Committee, Matthew Smith, June - October 1966, no. 18: this exhibition travelled to Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, June - July; Dolgellau, Free Library, July - August; Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, September; and Bangor, Art Gallery, October.
    London, Roland, Browse and Delbanco, Matthew Smith, April - May 1976, no. 29.