Charles Mahoney (1903-1968):
Kitchen at Oak Cottage, 1937
Framed (ref: 91)
Oil on canvas,
18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.5 cm.)
Provenance: the artist's estate
'His friends recall that he even referred with a shade of disapproval to "beauty".' (John Rothenstein, Charles Mahoney: A tribute on the occasion of a memorial exhibition, London 1975, p. 9.)
Mahoney had initially purchased Oak Cottage with his brother as a home for their widowed mother and himself; this shows the kitchen as it was circa 1937. After the Second World War, when Mahoney returned from evacuation bringing his wife and daughter to settle at Oak Cottage, the kitchen was altered by enlarging the window and introducing a deeper sink (hot water did not arrive until the 1970s).
We are grateful to Elizabeth Bulkeley for her assistance.
Photo credit; with thanks to Fred Hohler.