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Frank Bateson Mason


Still Life with Yellow Jug

oil on gesso-prepared board36 x 52 cm (14 x 20 ins)
Framed size: 48 x 65 cm (19 x 26 ins)

titled label verso  
painted circa 1952



Private Collection circa 1986 - 2016


London, Leicester Galleries, Exhibition of Works by Bateson Mason, December 1952, cat no 10

Gallery Notes:

Bateson Mason was primarily known for the stylised coastal scenes and landscapes as seen in the permanent collection of the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery.  This is a rare example of his oeuvre.  Still Life with Yellow Jug portrays an interior domestic scene with a flattened perspective derived from cubism.  There is an interesting dialectic between flat and three dimensional planes, enhanced by scraped and dragged surfaces.