Stanley Morel Cosgrove, Still Life



✓ Art & Sculpture

✓ One of a kind

Large still life lithograph by Canadian artist Stanley Morel Cosgrove (1911-2002) depicting a white jug next to an apple. The muted pastel tones, simple light brush strokes and balanced composition are reminiscent of the work of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi.  The piece is framed in a beautiful wood and plaster gilded frame.  The work is signed and dated on the lower right: Cosgrove 80 and numbered on the lower left: H.C. 7/8

Prints signed Hors Commerce or H.C. are destined for promotional use, most commonly as samples for galleries or dealers, or to be given by the artist as gifts. Since very few are produced, they are the most rare and valuable of all prints.

Born in Montreal in 1911, Stanley M. Cosgrove was educated at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal beginning at the age of 26, before going on to study under the renowned artist Edwin Holgate. He gained international exposure while living and studying in France, the U.S., and Mexico.  With an over a seventy-year career, he maintained a consistent artistic path, creating serene figurative representations. He placed a strong emphasis on formal relationships through an economy of means, with simplified forms and a limited palette. He was a member of the Contemporary Arts Society (1939), the Canadian Group of Painters (1950) and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (Associate 1951, Academician 1967).  Works by Stanley Cosgrove are included among the leading private and public Canadian collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée National Des Beaux-Arts du Québec, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. One of a kind.


Origin: Quebec, Canada

Manufacturing: Lithograph

Material: Paper

Condition:. Good.  Wear and inconsistencies are unique to the original item.


Art size: 14.00" x 12.00"  

Frame Size: 26.50" x 23.00"

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