Lot 162
  • 162

Winifred Nicholson

4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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  • Winifred Nicholson
  • Pylos
  • signed, titled and dated 1965 on the reverse of the backboard
  • pastel on card
  • 57.5 by 61.5cm.; 22½ by 24¼in.


The Estate of the Artist and thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Jovan Nicholson for his kind assistance with the catlaoguing of the present work, including preparing the catalogue note.

During the 1960s Winifred Nicholson made numerous visits to Greece exploring the country extensively and wrote home in a letter, 'All is perfect for painting if one can – sunlight, warm breezes, from the sea and hills, sun happy flowers' (see Winifred Nicholson: Liberation of Colour, Jovan Nicholson, Philip Wilson Publishers, London, 2016, p.104).

As well as the landscape and flowers she was stimulated by Greek mythology and made many works relating to Greek myths and early civilization (see for example Minoan Goddess, sold in these rooms 11th November 2009, lot 140).