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Ben Nicholson

Violin and Balalaika

Artist's Resale Right

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 GBP

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson

Violin and Balalaika

Violin and Balalaika

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 GBP

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Ben Nicholson

1894 - 1982

Violin and Balalaika


signed Nicholson and dated c. 1932 (on the backboard) 

oil and pencil on canvas

unframed: 51 by 61.5cm.; 20 by 24¼in.

framed: 69 by 79.5cm.; 27 by 31¼in.

Executed circa 1932. 


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.

Helen Sutherland, Cumberland

Gifted to Mrs Nicolette Gray

Her sale, Sotheby's London, 12 November 1975, lot 63

Sale, Sotheby's London, 4 April 1989, lot 60

Sale, Christie's London, 9 June 2006, lot 147

Fine Art Society, London, where acquired by the present owner in 2008

Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Paintings and Drawings from the Private Collection of Miss Helen Sutherland, March - May 1962, no. 31