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Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Post-War British Art

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Ben Nicholson
1894-1982
DEC. 59 (SUNION)
signed, titled, dated and inscribed on the reverse
oil on carved hardboard on the Artist's board
Artist's board: 64 by 53cm.; 25¼ by 20¾in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Europe, and thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Dr Lee Beard for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work. 

Dr Lee Beard is currently preparing the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the Artist’s work and would like to hear from owners of any work by the Artist so that these can be included in this comprehensive catalogue. Please write to Dr Lee Beard, c/o Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War British Art, London, W1A 2AA or email modbrit@sothebys.com



'The kind of painting which I find exciting is not necessarily representational or non-representational, but it is both musical and architectural, where the architectural construction is used to express a "musical" relationship between form, tone and colour' (Ben Nicholson,  'Abstract Art', 1948, quoted in Peter Khoroche, Ben Nicholson: Drawings and Painted Reliefs, Lund Humphries, Aldershot and Burlington, 2002, p.90)

Modern & Post-War British Art

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