About this artwork

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’.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Mark GertlerBritish (1891 - 1939)
  • title:
    Still Life with Aspidistra
  • date created:
    1926
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    101.30 x 115.20 cm; Framed: 114.50 x 129.20 x 5.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Maurice Farquharson through the Art Fund 2007
  • accession number:
    GMA 4844
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Mark Gertler

Mark Gertler