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Property from a Distinguished British Collection

Ben Nicholson

still life (sung) March 6 - 51

Lot Closed

November 24, 04:02 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a Distinguished British Collection

Ben Nicholson

1894 - 1982

still life (sung) March 6 - 51

signed Ben Nicholson and Nicholson, titled, dated March 6 - 51 and inscribed (on the reverse of the outer board)

oil and pencil on board

inner board: 23 by 16cm.; 9 by 15in.; outer board: 30.5 by 23cm.; 12 by 9in.

framed: 45 by 38cm.; 17¾ by 15in.

Executed in March 1951.

We are grateful to Rachel Rose Smith and Lee Beard for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work. A catalogue raisonné of Ben Nicholson’s paintings and reliefs is currently being prepared by Modern Art Press, and the authors encourage owners to be in touch. Please write to Rachel Smith, c/o Sotheby’s Modern & Postwar British Art, Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1A 2AA or email

Acquired by a Private Collection, Europe, 1954

The Piccadilly Gallery, London, where acquired by the present owner, 26 July 1967

Herbert Read (intro.), Ben Nicholson, Work Since 1947, Lund Humphries, London, 1956, Vol. II, no. 75, illustrated (as March 1951 (Sung))

David Baxandall, Ben Nicholson, 1962, illustrated fig. 17, as collection of E. Delville, Brussels

John Russell, Ben Nicholson: Drawings, Paintings and Reliefs, 1911-1968, Thames and Hudson, London, 1969, illustrated p. 36