1888 : Still life with boots

Image number W161, image courtesy of DM Description Oil on canvas stuck to board, embossed E.S.K.
Size (cm) 40 x 50 Signed Yes Dated
Inscribed Owner NZ private
Picture notes The painting was noted in an article in the Evening Post of 27 October 1888, covering the "work of the students of the Wellington School of Design", which noted, "In still life there are a great number of exhibits, Miss Mabel Hill's exhibit of a pair of boots, a bottle with a candle, and a box of matches, is very well done, indeed most realistic; but I do not like the mode of painting the grease on the bottle, the effect might be given without so much paint." The same objects appear in a photograph by Bob Gant on p.191 of Manly Affections, by Chris Brickell (2012). The photograph has the note "Still life, dedicated to Mabel Hill", and the date 1888.
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