Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell RSA RSW (British, 1883-1937) The Blue Jug 45.2 x 37.4 cm. (17 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.) (Painted circa 1922)

THE BLUE JUG, FRANCIS CADELL
Sold for £194,000. The Scottish Sale Edinburgh, 15 April 2015

Art Market Review

Issue 11, January - July 2015

Page 42

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell RSA RSW (British, 1883-1937) The Blue Jug 45.2 x 37.4 cm. (17 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.) (Painted circa 1922)

THE BLUE JUG, FRANCIS CADELL
Sold for £194,000. The Scottish Sale Edinburgh, 15 April 2015

Art Market Review

Issue 11, January - July 2015

Page 42

The Blue Jug was painted in the early 1920s, when Cadell was moving towards the extensive use of pure color and a shallower picture space. The familiar motifs of blue jug and fruit are still modeled in a relatively naturalistic way, but the planes and geometry of surface and fabric introduce strong abstract elements to the composition. The gold lines anticipate the influence of Art Deco, and as this became more pronounced Cadell would use more stylised forms and flat patterns.

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