Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Charles Mahoney: Auricula theatre, 1956

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Charles Mahoney:
Auricula theatre, 1956

Framed (ref: 93)

Signed with initials and dated

Oil on canvas, 24 x 14 in. (61 x 35.6 cm.)

Tags: Charles Mahoney flowers still lives



Provenance: the artist's estate
Exhibited: Harris, Preston; Canterbury Museum & Art Gallery; FAS 2000 (109)

Mahoney's unbridled enthusiasm for plants was shared with Edward Bawden, Geoffrey Rhoades, John Nash and Evelyn Dunbar, with whom he swapped cuttings by post. Auriculas - deeply unfashionable at the time - were one of his particular passions. He loved the sumptuous colour combinations and formal arrangement of the leaves and petals.


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