Study of a Sunflower, circa 1940
Framed (ref: 1675)
Oil on prepared board, 13 3/4 x 12 1/4 in. (35 x 31 cm.)
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Mahoney was particularly fond of the giant sunflower, Helianthus annuus, capable of outgrowing a man within a season. He made many colour and black and white studies of this species, capturing the convoluted energy of their rough stems and massive heads, and the ragged angles of their great leaves.
This painting has been featured on the label of the La Gramiere Cuvee Speciale "Les Lauzettes" 2007