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    Sale 7424

    20th Century British Art

    16 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 103

    Ben Nicholson, O.M. (1894-1982)

    April 58 (Prato)

    Price Realised  

    Ben Nicholson, O.M. (1894-1982)
    April 58 (Prato)
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Ben Nicholson/April 58/(PRATO)' (on the reverse of the artist's prepared board)
    pencil and coloured crayons on paper, on the artist's prepared board
    11½ x 9 in. (29.2 x 22.8 cm.), shaped


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    Provenance

    with Prestons Art Gallery, Bolton.
    Purchased by Mr C. Cone at the 1984 exhibition.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the correct dates for The Nicholsons exhibition at Crane Kalman Gallery was June - July 1983, not as stated in the catalogue entry.


    Literature

    J. Russell, Ben Nicholson, London, 1969, no. 84, illustrated as '1958 still life'.
    P. Khoroche, Ben Nicholson drawings and painted reliefs, Aldershot, 2002, p. 82, no. 62, illustrated.
    Exhibition catalogue, Ben Nicholson, chasing out something alive, Cambridge, Kettle's Yard, 2002, pp. 19, 55, no. 17, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    London, Crane Kalman Gallery, The Nicholsons, March 1984, catalogue not traced.
    Cambridge, Kettle's Yard, Ben Nicholson, Chasing out something alive, July - September 2002, no. 17: this exhibition travelled to Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, October - December 2002 and Southampton, City Art Gallery, January - March 2003.