• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 460

    WILLIAM NICHOLSON (BRITISH, 1872-1949)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    WILLIAM NICHOLSON (BRITISH, 1872-1949)
    Swimming fish
    charcoal and coloured pencil
    7¾ x 12 in. (19.6 x 30.5 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    The present drawing probably dates from around 1923-5 when Nicholson produced a number of blueprints of aquatic and marine life subjects. Nicholson was a friend of the zoologist Edward Boulenger, whom he had met at the Savile Club. Boulenger was appointed the first Director of the Regent's Park Aquarium in 1923 (see Campbell, C. William Nicholson, The Graphic Work, London, 1992, p.162.).

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.