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Acquired by Arthur Jackson direct from the artist circa 1935, and by descent.
Property from the collection of the late Arthur Jackson (Jack Hepworth) 1911-2003
The following four lots were the property of the artist Arthur Jackson and have never previously been offered to the market. Jackson, first cousin to Barbara Hepworth, lived and worked nearby her in Hampstead in the 1930s and was a pupil of Ben Nicholson. Painting under his abbreviated name he established himself as an independent artist within the avant-garde movement of the 1930s.
Transition, 1937, no. 26.
J.P. Hodin, Ben Nicholson, London, 1957, no. 30, as '1934 (white relief)', illustrated.
J. Russell, Ben Nicholson, London, 1969, no. 33, as '1934 (relief)', illustrated, pages not numbered.
N. Lynton, Ben Nicholson, London, 1993, p. 134, pl. 118.
S.J. Checkland, Ben Nicholson The Vicious circles of his life and art, London, 2000, p. 136.
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Art in Britain 1930-40 centred around Axis, Circle Unit One, March - April 1965, no. 127.
Ayr, Scottish Arts Council, Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ben Nicholson: Still life & abstraction, May 1985, no. 29: this exhibition travelled to Stromness, Pier Arts centre, June 1985; and Aberdeen, Artspace, September 1985.
Cambridge, Kettle's Yard, The Non-Objective World, June - July 1992, no. 52: this exhibition travelled to Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, July - September 1992; Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, September - October 1992; and Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, October 1992 - January 1993.
London, Tate Gallery (on long-term loan from 1995-2003).