Charles Mahoney (1903-1968):
Woodburner with Cosmos in a vase
Framed (ref: 408)
Oil on paper, 14 3/4 x 12 in. (37.5 x 30.5 cm.)
Provenance: The Artist's Estate
In a black wooden and gilded frame.
Studios were frequently unheated – other than by open fire grates of wood burners. These motifs occur with surprising frequency in artists compositions. The painting of flames and ashes, both as a technical challenge, and for their obvious narrative potential, offered an add attraction for artists.