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    Sale 7637

    20th Century British Art

    12 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 58

    Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979)

    Inside the Greenhouse, Iping

    Price Realised  

    Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979)
    Inside the Greenhouse, Iping
    stamped twice with the studio stamp (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    20 x 41½ in. (50.8 x 105.5 cm.)
    Painted circa 1942.


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    The Hitchens family moved to the peace and tranquility of West Sussex in the early 1940s to escape the wartime bombing raids on London, and made their home at Greenleaves. They discovered Iping, a few miles away on the other side of Midhurst, and stayed for a couple of weeks at a guest-house where the present view was painted. A further view painted from Iping, Balcony View, Iping Church, painted in 1943 is in the collection of the Courtauld Institute, London.

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    Provenance

    with Waddington Galleries, London, where purchased by the present owner in 2002.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN