Artist Charles Mahoney: Greenhouse interior, 1939,

Artist Charles Mahoney (1903-1968): Greenhouse interior, 1939,

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Charles Mahoney (1903-1968):
Greenhouse interior, 1939,
Framed (ref: 5270)

Signed with initials, dated

Oil on board

20 x 15 in. (50.8 x 38 cm)

Together with a related study

See all works by Charles Mahoney oil flowers Garden interiors Garden Museum Mahoney



Provenance: The Artists Daughter

Mahoney's composition brings to mind the work of his  friend and  follow student Eric Ravilious


Eric Ravilious, The Greenhouse: Cyclamen and Tomatoes, 1935


In addition to our natural pleasure in beautiful plants and our experience in raising and cultivating them, we have gained a close intimacy through drawing and painting them. We have observed them as artists as well as gardeners, and have necessarily been made aware not only of the garden value of a plant and the intrinsic beauty of its flower, but of proportions, forms and contrasts, of the subtle relations of the leaf to the bloom, or the plant to its neighbour. These observations have bred in us an animate point of view which is the inspiration of our experimental gardening and the basis of our writing.

(Charles Mahoney/Evelyn Dunbar, introduction to Gardener's Choice, 1936)

Exhibited: Sanctuary, Artist-Gardeners, 1919-39, Garden Museum, London, 25th February – 5 April, 2020

Literature: Christopher Woodward, Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners, 1919–1939, published by Liss Llewellyn, 2020