BEN NICHOLSON, O.M. (1894-1982)
BEN NICHOLSON, O.M. (1894-1982)
BEN NICHOLSON, O.M. (1894-1982)
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BEN NICHOLSON, O.M. (1894-1982)

1936 (white relief)

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BEN NICHOLSON, O.M. (1894-1982)
1936 (white relief)
signed and dated 'Ben Nicholson/1936' (on the reverse)
carved and painted walnut panel, relief
70 x 29 in. (177.8 x 73.7 cm.)
Painted in 1936.
Provenance
The Artist, until 1956.
Acquired directly from the Artist by Charles and Peter Gimpel in 1956.
European Private Collection, purchased from the above.
Their sale; Christie's, London, 24 June 2003, lot 72, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
J.L. Martin, B. Nicholson, N. Gabo (eds.), Circle: International Survey of Constructive Art, London, 1937, p. 280, illustrated.
S. Nairne and N. Serota (eds.), exhibition catalogue, British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century, London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1981, p. 108, illustrated.
J. Lewison (ed.), Circle: Constructive Art in Britain 1934-40, Cambridge, Kettle's Yard, 1982, p. 20, illustrated.
A. Franjee, Skulpturen und Objekte von Malern des 20 Jahrhunderts, Cologne, 1982, p. 87, pl. 74.
J. Lewison, exhibition catalogue, Ben Nicholson: The Years of Experiment 1919-1939, Cambridge, Kettle's Yard, 1983, p. 76, no. 50, illustrated, as 'Painted white relief 1936'.
S. Compton, exhibition catalogue, British Art in the 20th Century: The Modern Movement, London, Royal Academy, 1987, n.p., no 143, as 'Painted White Relief', illustrated.
N. Lynton, exhibition catalogue, Ben Nicholson, Tokyo, Odakyu¯ Museum, 1992, p. 133, no. 20, illustrated.
N. Lynton, Ben Nicholson, London, 1993, pp. 134-135, pl. 119.
Exhibition catalogue, Ben Nicholson: Modern British Masters Volume VIII, London, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, 1993, pp. 18-19, no. 3, illustrated.
F. Spalding, British Art Since 1900, London, 1994, p. 114, pl. 96.
Exhibition catalogue, Un Siècle de Sculpture Anglaise, Paris, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, 1996, p. 102, exhibition not numbered, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Les Années 30 en Europe: Le Temps Menaçant 1929-1939, Paris, Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1997, p. 257, exhibition not numbered, illustrated.
N. Lynton, Ben Nicholson, London, 1998, pp. 82-83, pl. 59.
P. Khoroche, Ben Nicholson: Drawings and Painted Reliefs, Aldershot, 2002, p. 41, no. 23, illustrated.
C. Green and B. Wright (eds.), exhibition catalogue, Mondrian, Nicholson: In Parallel, London, Courtauld Gallery, 2012, pp. 120-122, no. 11, illustrated.
Exhibited
London, Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Abstract and Concrete, April 1936, no. 26.
London, Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ben Nicholson, March 1939, no. 25 or 26.
Cambridge, Arts Council of Great Britain, Kettle's Yard, Ben Nicholson: The Years of Experiment 1919-1939, July - August 1983, no. 50, as 'Painted white relief 1936': this exhibition travelled to Bradford, Cartwright Hall, September - October 1983; Canterbury, Royal Museum, October - November 1983; and Plymouth, City Museum and Art Gallery, December 1983 - January 1984.
London, Royal Academy, British Art in the Twentieth Century: The Modern Movement, January - April 1987, no. 143, as 'Painted White Relief'.
Bottrop, Josef Albers Museum, Ben Nicholson, October - December 1989, no. 7.
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth: Carvings and Ben Nicholson: Major Works, June - September 1990, no. 2.
Tokyo, Odakyu¯ Museum, Ben Nicholson, September - October 1992, no. 20: this exhibition travelled to Shizuoka, Prefectural Museum of Art, October - December 1992; Hakone, Open-Air Museum, January - February 1993; Osaka, Kintetsu Museum of Art, February 1993; and Gunma, Museum of Modern Art, March - April 1993.
London, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Ben Nicholson: Modern British Masters Volume VIII, December 1993, no. 3.
Paris, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Un Siècle de Sculpture Anglaise, June - September 1996, exhibition not numbered.
Paris, Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Les Années 30 en Europe: Le Temps Menaçant 1929-1939, February - May 1997, exhibition not numbered.
London, Courtauld Gallery, Mondrian, Nicholson: In Parallel, February - May 2012, no. 11.
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