Lot 160
  • 160

Ivon Hitchens

30,000 - 50,000 GBP
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  • Ivon Hitchens
  • Spring Mill Pool
  • signed; also signed, titled and inscribed with the Artist's address on Artist's label attached to the stretcher bar
  • oil on canvas
  • 41 by 91.5cm.; 16¼ by 36in.
  • Executed circa 1950-1.


Mr and Mrs Michael Chow
Sale, Christie's New York, 2nd November 1984, lot 274


London, The Leicester Galleries, New Year Exhibition, January 1951, cat. no.88.

Catalogue Note

'My pictures are painted to be "listened" to...I should like things to fall into place with so clear a notion that the spectator's eye and "aesthetic ear" shall receive a clear message, a clear tune. I seek to recreate the truth of nature by making my own song about it (in paint)...this creation must satisfy me as being true to life, though not naturalistically accurate' (Ivon Hitchens, 'Notes on Painting', Royal College of Art Journal, 1956, reproduced in Peter Khoroche, Ivon Hitchens, Lund Humphries, Aldershot, 2007, p.81)