Framed (ref: 39)
Signed and dated 1934
Pen, ink and wash on tracing paper, 15 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (39 x 22 cm.)
Provenance: Patrick Seale Gallery; Miss E. Boyden, March 1983
Colquhoun made a number of drawings and paintings of plants during this period (for instance Crane Flowers, oil on canvas, 1935, lot 358, Christie's 9.6.89). They are not, strictly speaking, pure still lives, or pure plant studies; they reflect more her interest in abstract design and her passion for the exotic and the occult. In flower mythology the Gloxinia is associated with eroticism and is symbolic of love at first sight and pride.