Still Life with Aspidistra

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Still Life with Aspidistra 1926
This large still-life painting dates from 1926, with the confident use of colour and elaborately arranged composition typical of Gertler’s style at the time. A collector of Staffordshire figures, he often included them in his compositions – indeed, the figure depicted here can also be seen in an earlier painting of 1921, entitled ‘The Hunter’.

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The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

Still life

A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.

Composition, Still life


  • Acc. No. GMA 4844
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 101.30 x 115.20 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by Maurice Farquharson through the Art Fund 2007