Still life with bottle of Ale, circa 1925
Unframed (ref: 2740)
Oil on canvas
(20 1/2 x 24 1/4 in. (52 x 61.5 cm.)
Provanance: with Stanley Lewis until 2009; private collection
Exhibited: Stanley Lewis, Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, June-September 2010, cat. no 15.
Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, Stanley Lewis, published by Liss Fine Art, 2010, p. 26
The Unknown Artist, an exhibition organised by Liss Fine Art in 2010, in association with Cecil Higgins Gallery in Bedford, played a central role in the re-established Lewis's reputation. The exhibition and catalogue were greeted with acclaim in the National press and television, and resulted in works by Lewis being acquired by serveral museums.
His work is characterised by a direct response to his subject matter which is intensely autobiographical.