• Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen auction at Christies

    Sale 7822

    Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 338

    Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949)

    The Downs, Rottingdean

    Estimate

    Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949)
    The Downs, Rottingdean
    signed with an initial and dated '1909/N.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas-board
    11¾ x 15¾ in. (29.8 x 40 cm.)


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    The present work shows a view of the Downs, probably looking south-west towards Cattle Hill, between Roedean and Ovingdean, Sussex.

    We are very grateful to Patricia Reed for preparing this catalogue entry.

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    Provenance

    With Chenil Gallery, London.
    Sir Michael E. Sadler; Christie's, London, 30 November 1928, lot 148, as 'The South Downs, near Brighton', dated 1900.
    Lady Jones; Christie's, South Kensington, 16-17 October 1980, lot 285. With Browse & Darby, London.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 20 June 1995, lot 239, where acquired by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the following provenance for this lot:
    With Chenil Gallery, London.
    Sir Michael E. Sadler; Christie's, London, 30 November 1928, lot 148, as 'The South Downs, near Brighton', dated 1900.
    Lady Jones; Christie's, South Kensington, 16-17 October 1980, lot 285. With Browse & Darby, London.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 20 June 1995, lot 239, where acquired by the present owner.


    Exhibited

    London, Chenil Gallery, Provençal studies and other works by Augustus John and other artists, November - December 1910, no. 92.
    London, Goupil Gallery, William Nicholson, April - May 1911, no. 8. London, Browse & Darby, William Nicholson and Ben Nicholson: paintings and drawings 1919-1945, June - July 1983, no. 1.