View full screen - View 1 of Lot 604. BEN NICHOLSON | COMPOSITION, 1933.







signed and dated 1933 on reverse

oil on canvas

unframed: 22.5 by 49.5cm.; 8¾ by 19½in.

framed: 35 by 62cm.; 13¾ by 24¼in.

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

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The canvas is original and undulates slightly. There are faint stretcher bar marks towards the upper and lower edges with associated extremely fine lines of craquelure. There is reticulation and probable abrasions with a few instances of associated loss to the extreme left and towards the upper and lower left corners. There are very fine lines of reticulation and craquelure to the red circular motif and the upper right quadrant, with one or two possible further minor instances elsewhere. There may be some bloom to the work. There is surface dirt to the work, with instances of accretions. This excepting, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.

Inspection under Ultraviolet light reveals potential instances of fluorescence and retouching to the dark brown rectangle to the left of the work.

The work is held in a canvas slip in a gilt frame under glass

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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Harold Diamond, New York

Sale, Sotheby's New York, 12th May 1987, lot 391

Private Collection, Japan

Sale, Shinwa Auction Co. Tokyo, 26th June 2011, lot 260 where acquired by the present owner