The Blue Check Tablecloth : 1948

© the estate of Patrick Heron. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Nuffield College, University of Oxford

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This still life was painted when the artist was aged 28 and is typical of his early work. At this stage of his career Patrick Heron was living in London but often visiting Cornwall, and he painted numerous still lifes; he was also very productive and influential as an art critic.

Nuffield College, University of Oxford



The Blue Check Tablecloth : 1948




oil on canvas


H 44 x W 90.5 cm

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purchased, 1952

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