About this artwork

Cadell often used the ‘picture within a picture’ device in his paintings. This allowed him to play with the geometric form of the picture frame and indulge his interest in two-dimensional surface pattern. Here, the composition is formally divided by five horizontal panels. This, combined with the fruit in the foreground, which echoes the fruit in the picture, creates a lively composition, with the focal point resting on the decorated Wiener Werkstätte designed glass on the table.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    The Green Bottle
  • date created:
    Mid 1920s
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    50.00 x 44.50 cm; Framed: 72.30 x 57.00 x 7.20 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the National Galleries of Scotland, 2008
  • accession number:
    GMA 5005
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell

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