The pitcher of peonies
Reproduction Continental late 19th century Artist’s frame with canted reeded frieze, water gilded
Excellent
A swooping, sensuous mass of graphically brushed-in flowerheads, this perfectly choreographed arrangement arcs across the canvas, the colour of the white petals shading from dull turquoise and stone in the shadows to coral pink lit with almond green. Swyncop produced several of these unusual flowerpieces in a landscape format, which give an unexpected importance and immediacy to an apparently simple subject. They convey the impression of rapid execution, but are expertly judged in terms of form and colour. Texture is important to this particular flowerpiece; the glossy surface of the pitcher contrasting with the rough linen it stands on; the dull gleam of tarnished brass, and the fragile, blowsy softness of the flowers.
Dimensions
Height 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
Width 80.00 cm (31.50 inches)
External Height 79.40 cm (31.26 inches)
External Width 99.10 cm (39.02 inches)
Medium
Oil on canvas
Signed/Inscribed
'Charles Swyncop'
Mark Mitchell Paintings & Drawings

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