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JUMP TO LOT
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Post-War British Art

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London

Ivon Hitchens
1893-1979
WINDING DOWNLAND LANE
signed; also signed, titled, dated 1963. and inscribed on a label on the stretcher bar
oil on canvas
41 by 86.5cm.; 16 by 34in.
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Provenance

The New Art Centre, London
Waddington Galleries, London
Mrs C. Hyman
Mrs C. Abrahams
Private Collection, and thence by descent to the present owners

Catalogue Note

'It is not the subject that truly interests me, but the many possible ways, and finally the only possible way of expressing it. Setting up canvas and box in all weathers, I seek first to unravel the essential meaning of my subject, which is synonymous with its structure, and to understand my own psychological reactions to it. Next I must decide how best it can be rendered in paint, not by a literal copying of objects but by combinations and juxtapositions of lines, forms, planes, tones, colours etc., such as will have an aesthetic meaning when put on canvas' (Ivon Hitchens, personal memorandum, circa 1954)

Modern & Post-War British Art

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London