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Still life with Cup and Saucer

Still life with Cup and Saucer

Artist: David Donaldson

Catalogue: 94

Material: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions: 76.3x 63.5cm

Date: Acquired 1972

About the artwork

Still life depicting a blue and white cup and saucer in front of a vase containing flowers. A dressing mirror with a reflected self-portrait sits behind the vase. The paint has been applied using loose, visible brushstrokes.

About the artist

David Donaldson RSA RP (born Lanarkshire, 1916-1996) studied and taught at Glasgow School of Art, becoming Head of Drawing and Painting in 1968. He painted a range of subjects including still life and landscape as well as literary, biblical and allegorical subjects, and is regarded as a leading portrait painter.