Anne Redpath

The Mantelpiece

About this artwork

This is one of a number of paintings of the 1940s which show different views of the artist’s home at Beaconsfield Terrace, Hawick. Redpath had a great fondness for including domestic objects in her paintings. The Chinese rug in the foreground, the African sculpture on the mantelpiece and the linen chest in the far corner – decorated by Redpath – feature in many other works of this period. Redpath stated that she liked the rooms of her house to have white walls, most likely influenced by time spent in Italy. The walls serve to highlight and intensify the rich, bright colours used in the rest of the room. The painting shows the ‘tipped-up’ perspective Redpath often used to give a flattened, richly decorated effect.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
    Anne RedpathScottish (1895 - 1965)
  • title:
    The Mantelpiece
  • date created:
    About 1947
  • materials:
    Oil on plywood
  • measurements:
    61.00 x 59.90 cm; Framed: 71.70 x 71.50 x 5.20 cm / 10.00 kg
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Dr R.A. Lillie 1977
  • accession number:
    GMA 1960
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Anne Redpath

Anne Redpath