Charles Mahoney (1903-1968):
Woodburner with Cosmos in a vase
Framed (ref: 408)
Oil on paper14.8 x 12 in. (37.5 x 30.5 cm)
Provenance: The Artist's Estate
Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.79.
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.