|Title||The Artist's Studio|
|Collection||Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery|
|Artist||Correns, Jozef Cornelius (Belgian artist, 1814-1907)|
|Description||A painter and his pipe smoking friend consider his work whilst a young woman plays the guitar. The artist is clearly interested in the effects of light and atmosphere and has made a feature of the pipe smoke lit by rays of sunshine from the sky-light. Light pouring in from a window was often used to symbolise divine inspiration in pictures of artist's studios.
The room is a typical 'artist's garret' and reflects the informal, bohemian lifestyle of the artist. The artist himself wears slippers and has left his hat, casually, on the floor behind him.
|Current Accession Number||1931P112|
|Former Accession Number||P.112´31|
|Inscription||front lc (on bed frame) 'Jos Correns N 1869'|
|Subject||everyday life (artist's studio, music); figure (male artist, male onlooker, female guitarist)|
|Measurements||63.5 x 78.7 cm cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Given by the Misses Smythe 1931.|
|Publications||Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 35, ill.|
|Notes||Correns was a Belgian painter, born in Antwerp and a pupil of Van Bree. A painting called In Painter's Studio, signed and dated, like this one, 1869 was sold, Sotheby's, 7 April 1993, lot 185.|
|Rights Owner||Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery|
|Author||Dr Patricia Smyth|