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The Mantelpiece (1939)

Allan Gwynne-Jones

oil on canvas

Tate, London, Liverpool and St Ives

The Mantelpiece (1939)



Oil, Canvas

Physical Object Description:

Oil painting of mantelpiece with mirror, clock, candle holders and vases. Inscribed, bottom right: ‘AGJ 1939’


40.6 x 50.8 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1941

Ownership history:

Purchased from the artist by John Rothenstein (1901-1992) for the Contemporary Art Society, 1941; presented to the Tate Gallery, 1941


Still Life
Painted near Finchingfield, in Essex at Mrs Drysdale's farm, according to the artist (1957).

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