A still life depicting a classical Greek ornamental sculpture of an armless woman in bronze, a double-handled terracotta vase and a book lying open at its mid-way point. The composition is strategically arranged on a window ledge where the objects are bathed in a strong light from the window, illuminating each object in turn. The curtain fabric features a floral design with pastel shades of yellow, pink and turquoise. The window frame is light tan in colour. Through the window the viewer can see a garden, comprising of both natural and man-made objects (a tree, a garden wall, a fence). The still life is clearly arranged in a domestic context. The paint application and style shows signs of impressionism.
unframed: 73.4cm x 54.2cm
framed: 83cm x 64.5cm
Place of creation
Gift of Mr Charles Lambert Rutherston, 1925