Hely-Hutchinson, Nicholas - Moroccan still life

Artist: Hely-Hutchinson, Nicholas
Materials: Gouache
Dimensions (cm): 57 x 74
Dimensions (inches): 22.4 x 29.1
Signature: Signed NHH lower right
Frame: Original limed wood frame, under glass
Stock No: 1140
Price: £1950
Provenance: Montpelier Studio, Knightsbridge


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Genre: Architecture and buildings, Still life
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Description

Spot the difference: this painting is almost a twin to Still life with tomatoes and onions, the only difference being the painted shutters in this work vis-a-vis the open window, seascape and palm trees in the background of the other.

The artist painted this one in the 1980s at a friend’s house in Chefchaouen, south of Tangiers.  The other painting with the open window was done later, and the seascape is in fact completely imaginary: Chefchaouen is an inland town close to the Rif mountains.