David Paton, Still Life With Flowers And Parrot


  • £1,095.00
  • €1,201 Euro
  • $1,332 US Dollar

United Kingdom

DC Member since 2019
Item enquiry Delivery quote Similar item? Stock request

  • Description
  • Location
  • About dealer

David Paton, Still Life With Flowers And Parrot

An impressive still life depicting a beautiful arrangement of vivid flowers bursting from an urn. In the bottom left, a brightly coloured parrot is making a dramatic entrance.

With its strong column of colour and bustling composition, the painting is reminiscent of still lifes created on the continent during the 18th-century.

The artist, David Paton (act.1923-1930), created many still lifes in this classical style and several of them are held in the National Trust’s collection at Nuffield Place, Henley-on-Thames. Nuffield is the former home of William Morris, maker of the Morris Motor Car, and it seems plausible that Lord Morris commissioned Paton directly.

The painting is signed and dated in the lower right and housed within a decorative black and gold carved frame. A similar work appeared at Bonhams in 2004.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Condition: Two scratches on the right-hand side, which have been partially retouched, and the frame has some light wear.


  • H: 117cm (46in)
  • W: 91cm (36in)
  • D: 5cm (2in)



Contact Us


Telephone: +44 (0)1684 304487



By Appointment
United Kingdom


SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, PinterestInstagram

At Brave, we track down decorative antique art that captures the imagination - from characterful old portraits, through to beautiful Arcadian landscapes.  Every piece in the collection has a story to tell and we work hard to discover the lost history behind each painting.

If you spot anything you like, do get in touch as we're always happy to share our research and further details regarding provenance.  We also provide a finding service if you're looking for something specific or working on a project for a client.

Thanks for popping by!

Andy & Liv

We use cookies to help make this website better. Find out more about cookies.