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Ben Nicholson

Illustration to George and Rufus

Artist's Resale Right

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Property from the Family of Alastair Morton

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Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson

Illustration to George and Rufus

Illustration to George and Rufus

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Lot sold:

214,200

GBP

Property from the Family of Alastair Morton

Ben Nicholson

1894 - 1982

Illustration to George and Rufus


signed Ben Nicholson twice, titled, dated 1938 (+48) and inscribed with the Artist's address (on the reverse of the backing board)

oil and pencil on board

unframed: 25.5 by 30.5cm.; 10 by 12in.; backing board: 39.5 by 44.5cm; 15½ by 17½in.

framed: 42.5 by 47cm.; 16¾ by 18½in.

Executed in 1938 and 1948. 


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 modbrit@sothebys.com.

For a condition report for this work please email bryn.sayles@sothebys.com.


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.

Gifted or acquired directly from the Artist by Alastair Morton, and thence by family descent to the present owner
Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers, 29 April - 29 May 1978, no. 61