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Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959)

Syringa, Peonies and Pears

Details
Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959)
Syringa, Peonies and Pears
signed with initials 'MS' (lower left), dated '1938' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
23¾ x 28¾ in. (60.3 x 73 cm.)
Provenance
with Tooth's, London.
Exhibited
London, National Gallery, British Painting Since Whistler, March - August 1940, no. 225, as 'Flowers in an urn'.
London, Royal Academy, A Memorial Exhibition of works by Sir Matthew Smith, C.B.E., October - December 1960, no. 183.
London, Tate Gallery, Private Views, April - May 1963, no. 45.
London, Roland, Browse and Delbanco, Matthew Smith, A Loan exhibition, April - May 1976, no. 32.
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Lot Essay

In the 1963 Tate Gallery exhibition catalogue, Thelma Cazalet-Keir comments, 'I have never been able to draw a straight line, or for that matter a crooked one, but because I have loved paintings, I have loved collecting them for a very long time'.

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