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    Sale 5971

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

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 358

    BEN NICHOLSON (BRITISH, 1894-1982)

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    BEN NICHOLSON (BRITISH, 1894-1982)
    Number, c.
    Linocut printed in green and blue, circa 1933, on cotton, from an edition of unknown size, with inscription on reverse 'Numbers - Woodcut 1933/by/Ben Nicholson/woodcut on damask/unique special pull for/Mrs Dorothy Moreland/Founder of ICA'
    S. 16¾ x 20¼ in. (42.5 x 51.5 cm.)


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    Nicholson and wife Barbara Hepworth worked together to bring a period of innovation in the British textile industry during the 1930s. In collaboration with the company Edinburgh Weavers, they produced a collection of woven fabric designs entitled 'Constructivist', issued in 1937. The present design was conceived circa 1933. (cf. The Rentsch Collection, The Alan Cristea Gallery, catalogue no.10).

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    Provenance

    Mrs. Dorothy Moreland, Institute of Contemporary Arts.