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Details & Cataloguing

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Alfred Wallis
1855-1942
THREE-MASTED SAILING SHIP ANCHORED AT HARBOUR
pencil and oil on board
21.5 by 58cm.; 8½ by 22¾in.
Executed circa 1928.
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Provenance

Ben Nicholson, by whom gifted to Sir Leslie and Lady Martin
Knoedler & Company, New York, where acquired by the present owner, 11th August 2005

Exhibited

Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland (short term loan, details untraced).

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Robert Jones for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

'Their is Nothin on The water
Than Beats a full Riged ship'

(Alfred Wallis in a letter to Ben Nicholson dated November 1928, quoted in Matthew Gale, Alfred Wallis, Tate Gallery Publishing, London, 1998, p.25)

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