Mid Century Still Life Oil on Canvas


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Second quarter 20th Century

  • £450.00
  • €506 Euro
  • $550 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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A mid-century still life of fruit on a table, oil on canvas, initialled to the bottom right, within a period frame with canvas and gilt metal slip.

This is a very nicely executed still life. The artist remains unknown, however it is most certainly of Continental original given the way the canvas has been stretched.

The reverse bears an intriguing label stating'

'Gifted by 'displaced person's family' - adopted for Xmas parcels by Lawrences circa 1947. Painted by mother of family. Gifted in 1965 whilst visiting Finks'.

N.B. Following the end of World War II a number of Displaced Persons Camps were established in Germany, Austria, and Italy, primarily for refugees from Eastern Europe and for the former inmates of the Nazi German concentration camps. Following a government appeal many British families sent Xmas parcels for inmates of the camps and it would appear that this is what the label on the reverse of this painting is referring to. The name Finks is of German Jewish origin.


Second quarter 20th Century

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With a lifelong passion for the subject, Lisa has worked in the word of art and antiques for over 25 years.  Sixteen of these were spent as a Director of an Auctioneers in London before moving to South West France with her husband Marc Allum to restore a rambling 17th Century Chateau, which they used as base to host art and antique holidays. 
After returning to the UK in 2012, Hand of Glory was born, offering an eclectic mix of antiques, objects and.... in the words of John Tradescant; 'anything strang (sic)'
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