Hope in an act of kindness

Artist
Stuart DUFFIN (Scottish, b.1959): Artist
Production date
2007
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Description
A trompe-l'oeil tableau composition with chiaroscuro tones. The foreground comprises a table arrangement including broken decorated ceramic pieces, a bird skull, a snail and a broken spotted egg. The mid-ground comprises a flat 'wall' view of street graffiti and the background is an aerial view of a street plaque with a rose overlaid, a snail and bullet holes. There is a spool-shaped music box with an 'Old World' map engraved on the facing surface. This object is leaning against the the two 'planes' of the image.
Medium
Mezzotint on paper
Measurements
Dimensions: 1 - Print: 245 x 591mm
Dimensions: 2 - Frame: 544 x 896mm
Credit line
Purchased in 2010 with the Burton Bequest
Accession number
1101

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