26 November 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE CLAIRE AND GARRICK STEPHENSON COLLECTION
Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949)
The Downs with Distant Windmill, Rottingdean
signed with initial and dated '1910/N' (lower left)
oil on canvas laid on board
13 x 16 in. (33 x 40.6 cm.)
Robert Hippisley-Cox, and by descent.
Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 17 July 2001, lot 34, as 'Downland Landscape with Windmill'.
with Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London, where purchased by the present owners, July 2003.
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L. Browse, William Nicholson, London, 1956, p. 51, no. 97.
P. Reed, William Nicholson Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, London, 2011, p. 185, no. 200, illustrated.
Rottingdean near Brighton in Sussex was William Nicholson’s home from 1909 to 1914. This a favourite view looking along Whiteways Lane, the old smugglers’ route from Saltdean Gap, towards the village - with the windmill on the horizon. The paths cut in the chalk downs and the light reflecting off the knapped flint boundary walls create patterns in the landscape.
We are very grateful to Patricia Reed for preparing this catalogue entry.
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