Still Life with Bottle
Still Life with Bottle

Still Life with Bottle


Artist
Leonard Marchant (South African, 1929 – 2000)
Date
1960's-70's
Medium
Mezzotint
Dimensions
Image : 13 3/8 x 15 5/8 in. (33.97 x 39.69 cm)
Sheet : 23 3/8 x 23 3/4 in. (59.37 x 60.33 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur and Kristine Rossof
Object Number
2019.90.51

Label
Still life compositions have been a popular subject for modern mezzotint artists since the late 1950s. By including different types of objects in their still life arrangements, artists are able to demonstrate their skill at conveying form, volume, texture and above all, light. This tranquil still life was created by Leonard Marchant, a South African who moved to London, England in 1950 to study at the Central School for Arts and Crafts, and St. Martin’s School of Art. After seeing an exhibition of mezzotints by the Japanese artist Yozo Hamaguchi in the late 1950s, Marchant taught himself the mezzotint technique and made it part of his artistic repertoire for the next forty years.

Object Type
Print