Object Name: painting
Artist/Maker: Chowne, Gerard
Role in production: artist
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Accession Number: 1917.238
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Mr James Thomas Blair bequest, 1917.
A still life depicting a large bunch of Polyanthus flowers in maroon, cream and lilac. The striking feature of the image is its blackness and dark-quality, the background is in pitch darkness and this means that some detail is lost from the subject itself. The vase is also painted in a dark-colour (grey) making it highly inconspicuous. The flowers are painted in deep, rich colours however giving them some prominence over the background. The vase sits on a shiny table which is highly reflective, reflecting the flower heads in the surface of the table.
Height: 28.0 cm
Width: 35.8 cm