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William Nicholson

The Downs with Distant Windmill, Rottingdean

William Nicholson

William Nicholson

The Downs with Distant Windmill, Rottingdean

The Downs with Distant Windmill, Rottingdean

William Nicholson

1872 - 1949

The Downs with Distant Windmill, Rottingdean


signed with monogram and dated 1910 (lower left)

oil on canvas laid on board

unframed: 32.5 by 40.5cm.; 12¾ by 16in.

framed: 48 by 56cm.; 19 by 22in.

Executed in 1910.

The board bows very slightly and appears sound. The work appears in very good overall condition.


Abrasion to the edges of the board in line with framing. A possible repaired small and historic loss to the extreme lower left corner, only visible upon very close inspection. Minor irregular weave to the canvas towards the upper edge in line with the Artist's materials. Some surface dirt in places.


Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals fluorescence and spot retouching in places including to the sky in the upper left quadrant with instances elsewhere. These have been very sensitively executed.


The work is held in a painted and gilt wooden frame.


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Robert Hippisley-Cox, and thence by descent
Sale, Phillips London, 17 July 2001, lot 34 (as Downland Landscape with Windmill)
Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London, where acquired by Claire and Garrick Stephenson, July 2003
Their sale, Christie's London, 26 November 2015, lot 131, where acquired by the present owner
Lilian Browse, William Nicholson, Rupert Hart Davis, London, 1956, p. 51, no. 97
Patricia Reed, William Nicholson Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, Modern Art Press, London, 2011, illustrated no. 200, p. 185