Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner
Christopher Andreae, Mary Fedden, Enigmas and Variations, Lund Humphries, 2007, London, Cat. No.42 (ill.p.44)
Many of Mary Fedden's friends gave her gifts that she was able to employ as props for her still lifes and Jug was named by Mary after the god-daughter who gave it to her. It reappears in many of her still life paintings and often the shape and pattern of the jug is altered to suit the needs of the composition. Mary's playfulness with the truth to reality shows that far from being objective descriptions, her still lifes employ a great amount of artistic imagination.