An Early 20th Century Still Life Painting

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M Lenny-Smith: An early 20th century oil painting on canvas of a still life, the painting in the impressionist style showing white flowers in a blue vase with gold highlights, the blooms with some foliage and visible stalks, on a windowsill looking out to a blue sky. Signed lower right, and framed in a period carved wood and painted frame in the baroque style. English, circa 1925.
Canvas size: 30 x 38 cm (12” x 15”)

Condition: Excellent, the painting is in very good condition with no losses or damage to the paint, the colours are fresh and bright, the canvas is in very good condition, the frame is in excellent condition with no losses or damage. The painting is under glass.

It appears that M Lenny-Smith (possibly Martin) was painting in Cornwall in the 1920’s and 30’s, and whilst not a great deal is known about him he was clearly a trained artist. This painting shows great ability in handling paint as well as a great understanding of structure and of the impressionistic style.

Height = 49 cm (19.25”)
Width = 56 cm (22”)