Ben Nicholson, O.M.
signed, dated 1948, dedicated Denis from Ben Feb 58 and inscribed on the backboard
pencil and oil wash on card
32 by 45.5cm.; 12½ by 18in.
Gifted by the Artist to the sculptor Denis Mitchell in 1958 and thence by descent to the previous owner
Their sale, Bonhams London, 6th March 2007, lot 133, where acquired by the present owner
London, Tate, Ben Nicholson, 13th October 1993 - 9th January 1994, cat. no.89, illustrated;
St Etienne, Musée d'Art Moderne, Ben Nicholson, 10th February - 25th April 1994;
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, A Continuous Line: Ben Nicholson in England, 7th July - 20th September 2008, with tour to De La Ware Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea and Tate, St Ives.
Maurice de Sausmarez (ed.), Ben Nicholson, A Studio International Special, London, 1969, p.73;
Peter Khoroche, Ben Nicholson, Drawings and Painted Reliefs, Lund Humphries, Aldershot, 2002, cat. no.34, illustrated p.54.