Oak Cottage in the snow, circa 1940
Framed (ref: 5091)
oil on panel
9 1/2 x 13 in. (24 x 33 cm)
Tags: Charles Mahoney Sixty designs for Christmas and New Year
Provenance: The Artist's Family
The garden at Oak Cottage was a constant inspiration for
Mahoney. He first lived at Oak Cottage from 1937-40, during which period he renovated
it, and again from 1945 until his death in 1968. Once the garden that he
planted had matured, he seldom worked anywhere else.
His daughter noted that the paintings produced here were a 'celebration of the
beauty that lies in ordinary back gardens, and the place that we occupy
in the natural world. Humans and plants blend together, the figures
always subordinate to the surrounding plants.'