Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of an oversized cat, a gardener and a wheelbarrow

Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of an oversized cat, a gardener and a wheelbarrow

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Charles Mahoney:
Study of an oversized cat, a gardener and a wheelbarrow

Passe-partout (ref: 4868)

Pen and ink, 7 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. (19 x 20.5 cm.)

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Mahoney was a great enthusiast for plants and gardens - a passion he shared with his wife, Dorothy Bishop, and from his time as a student with his  friends Edward Bawden, Geoffrey Rhoades, John Nash and Evelyn Dunbar, the latter with whom he published Gardener's Choice in 1937.   The correspondence between this circle is full of exchanges about the discovery, nurturing and drawing of new potential subjects facilitated by sending to each other plant cuttings sent by post.

Oak Cottage, in Wrotham Kent, where Dorothy and Charles lived after the war and for the rest of their lives, was a source of immense inspiration for both artists.  Once the garden that they planted had matured Charles especially rarely went elsewhere for inspiration.


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