In relation to how much his own work was influenced by Braque, Heron commented, 'My own handling, my own colour were infinitely more Matissian and always had been and at times, Bonnardian. My painting never looked like Braque; Braque is full of straight lines, ruled lines, and submerged, indeed not very submerged, cubist geometry, of a very severe nature. There insetting like that in my paintings. My paint are always fluid in a Matissian way. But my devotion to Braque registered very much with people because of my being the first person in Britain to write about him really' (quoted in D. Sylvester (ed), exhibition catalogue, Patrick Heron, London, Tate Gallery, 1998, p.25).
Painted in 1946, the present work depicts a table-top still life, probably arranged in No 3 St Andrews Street in St Ives which was a cottage Heron rented.
London, The Leicester Galleries, 'From Gainsborough to Hitchens', Howard Bliss Collecdtion, January 1950
London, Arts Council, An exhibition of Modern Paitnings from the Collection of Howard Bliss 1951, no.106 (as Night, Still life)