ANNE REDPATH, A.R.A. (1895-1965)
ANNE REDPATH, A.R.A. (1895-1965)
ANNE REDPATH, A.R.A. (1895-1965)
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ANNE REDPATH, A.R.A. (1895-1965)

Still life with jug of flowers

Details
ANNE REDPATH, A.R.A. (1895-1965)
Still life with jug of flowers
signed 'Anne Redpath' (lower left)
oil on panel
10 3⁄8 x 8 7⁄8 in. (26.5 x 22.5 cm.)
Provenance
A gift from the artist to the present owner's family in the 1940s, and by descent.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

‘I was terribly keen on light - high-pitched light - and shadow, and used more of an accidental quality than I have ever done since. But all the same, they weren't ever what you would call photographic or realistic paintings, even still-lifes done in a college in a still-life room. My friends used to say "Of course that's not really what is in front of Anne, she's just made a vision of something that she has seen", which meant that even then it wasn't actually a completely realistic translation of what was in front of me, it was still just a kind of vision, a translation of the vision that I had seen from these white dishes and some flowers on the table. I would arrange a group of dishes, flowers, on a table, and I didn't depart all that far from the thing in front of me. Lots of other people thought I did depart quite a distance, you know, and they didn't like my idea of things that seemed quite real, and yet looked as if there was no law of gravity, and I have always had to explain that I wasn't interested - and nor was a painter interested - in the laws of gravity.’

- Anne Repath talking in a BBC film about her paintings, 1961
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