Monstrol Blue, circa 1935
Framed (ref: 178)
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 16 x 22 in. (40.6 x 56 cm.)
Tags: Anna Zinkeisen Surrealists
Provenance: ICI Corporate Collection until 2002
This painting was commissioned by ICI to commemorate the introduction of the colour monstrol blue by the company in the mid 1930s. The painting is typical of Zinkeisen's pre-war style, balancing successfully her own figurative tendencies and strong sense of design, along with the presiding spirit of Surrealism. The picture dates to the period when Anna, with her sister Doris, painted murals for the liner Queen Mary.