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Ivon Hitchens

April Nude No. 1

Property from the Collection of the Late F.R.S. Yorke

Ivon Hitchens

Ivon Hitchens

April Nude No. 1

April Nude No. 1

Property from the Collection of the Late F.R.S. Yorke

Ivon Hitchens

1893 - 1979

April Nude No. 1


signed Hitchens (lower left); also signed Ivon Hitchens, titled and inscribed on a label attached to the stretcher bar 

oil on canvas

unframed: 51 by 76.5cm.; 20 by 30in.

framed: 76 by 101.5cm.; 30 by 40in.

Executed in 1949. 


We are grateful to Peter Khoroche, author of Ivon Hitchens, Lund Humphries, London, 2007, for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

The canvas is original but has been strip lined around the edges. Generally in very good overall condition. There are areas of paint separation and minor lines of craquelure, particularly in the dark brown pigments. Canvas undulates slightly and there is a small push the the canvas upper centre. Some frame abrasions with tiny losses to extreme edges. Light surface dirt. Ultraviolet light reveals some possible retouching to the figure's hand. Other pigments fluoresce but these appear to be the hand of the artist. Held in an ornate plaster and wood frame with significant losses.


Please contact Bryn Sayles on bryn.sayles@sothebys.com if you have any questions regarding the present work.


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The Leicester Galleries, London, where acquired by F.R.S. Yorke, November 1950, and thence by family descent to the present owner
London, The Leicester Galleries, Exhibition of Works by Ivon Hitchens, November 1950