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Ivon Hitchens

Poppy Against a Blue Sky

Property from a Private Collection, London

Ivon Hitchens

Ivon Hitchens

Poppy Against a Blue Sky

Poppy Against a Blue Sky

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Property from a Private Collection, London

Ivon Hitchens

1893 - 1979

Poppy Against a Blue Sky


signed Hitchens (lower left); also signed by IVON HITCHENS, titled, dated 1968 and inscribed with the dimensions and artist's address (on an artist's label attached to the stretcher)

oil on canvas

unframed: 51.5 by 105.5cm.; 20¼ by 41½in.

framed: 66 by 120cm.; 26 by 47¼in.

Executed in 1968.


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.

Original canvas. The work appears to be in excellent overall condition. A few scattered specks of matter. There is some minor paint separation to the the light blue pigments. UV light inspection reveals no evidence of any retouching or restoration. Held under glass in a gold painted frame and cream cloth slip.


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


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Waddington Galleries, London, where acquired by the present owners, 23 May 1973