Charles Mahoney (1903-1968):
The Artist and his Muses, c 1961
Framed (ref: 3420)
Pen, ink and wash
8.9 x 11.7 in. (22.5 x 29.8 cm)
Provenance: Private Collection
Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.373.
Seated Muses featured prominently in Mahoney's mural for Morley College, (1928-30). During the 1950's he revisited the theme - incorporating the motif of an artist seated sketching inspired by nature - producing abundant compositions which are richly poetic in their narrative and landscape.