IVON HITCHENS (1893-1979)
IVON HITCHENS (1893-1979)
IVON HITCHENS (1893-1979)
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IVON HITCHENS (1893-1979)

Flowers in a vase

Details
IVON HITCHENS (1893-1979)
Flowers in a vase
signed 'IVON HITCHENS' (lower right)
oil on canvas
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1932.
Provenance
Hill Samuel, circa 1960.
Lloyds TSB Group plc.
Their sale; Christie's, London, 5 November 1990, lot 130, where purchased for the present collection.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay


Although Hitchens is regarded as one of the leading landscape painters of his generation, the artist’s floral still lifes from the 1930s are among the most celebrated and sought after works he ever created. In Flowers in a Vase we see the genesis of his lifelong fascination with Cubism, and in particular the still lifes of French artist, Georges Braque. A deliberate lack of perspective and a more subtle approach to colour demonstrate the significant influence that he found in this new approach to painting.  

We are very grateful to Peter Khoroche and John Hitchens for their assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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