8 June 2007
Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949)
signed 'Nicholson' (lower left)
oil on canvas
12¾ x 15¾ in. (32.4 x 40 cm.)
Painted in 1929.
with Leicester Galleries, London, where purchased by Sir Eliot de Pass in 1934.
Sir Eliot de Pass; Christie's London, 30 June 1939, lot 40 to E.H. Smith.
Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 20 December 1940, lot 92 to The Nicholson Gallery,
Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 14 June 1944, lot 56 to Hutchinson. Lord Ilford.
Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 24 April 1964, lot 136.
Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 22 February 1980 lot 100 to Denning. Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 9 November 1984, lot 45
Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 10 November 1989, lot 222.
with Ewan Mundy, Glasgow.
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London, Leicester Galleries, Recent Paintings by William Nicholson, May - June 1934, no. 97.
London, Crane Kalman Gallery, The Nicholsons, June - July 1983, no. 6.
A view across the Bay of Ciboure on the Franco-Spanish border. Early in 1929 William Nicholson and his family spent a couple of happy months in the little fishing village of Ciboure. Another work deriving from the visit Fishing Nets Ciboure was sold in these rooms 28 November 1996, lot 20. Ciboure has since become part of St Jean de Luz.
We are very grateful to Patricia Reed for providing the catalogue entry for this lot and lot 54.
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