Artist Ithell Colquhoun: Gloxinia, 1934

Artist Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988): Gloxinia, 1934


Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988):
Gloxinia, 1934
Framed (ref: 39)
Signed and dated 1934

Pen, ink and wash on tracing paper, 15 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (39 x 22 cm.)

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Provenance: Patrick Seale Gallery; Miss E. Boyden, March 1983

Colquhoun made a number of drawings and paintings of plants during this period (for instance Crane Flowers, oil on canvas, 1935, lot 358, Christie's 9.6.89). They are not, strictly speaking, pure still lives, or pure plant studies; they reflect more her interest in abstract design and her passion for the exotic and the occult. In flower mythology the Gloxinia is associated with eroticism and is symbolic of love at first sight and pride.