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Household Goods

© estate of Prunella Clough. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Government Art Collection

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Prunella Clough's painting shows a group of household cleaning items set against the background of a clothes-horse. The coloured shape at the bottom could be a splayed feather duster or plastic broom. Domestic and industrial subject matter formed the basis for much of Prunella Clough's art from the 1950s. Here the image appears both figurative and abstract, and very of its time in colour and design. Clough was an engineer's draughtsman and mapper during the Second World War. Both abstraction and figuration feature prominently in her work, and she won the prestigious Jerwood Prize for Painting in 1999.

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Household Goods




oil on canvas


H 71 x W 91.5 cm

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purchased from Christie's, 1998

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Old Admiralty Building, Admiralty Place, London, Greater London SW1A 2BL England

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