9 June 2006
PROPERTY OF THE SAPUMAL FOUNDATION, COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979)
Fir Tree Clearing No. 2
signed 'Hitchens' (lower left)
oil on canvas
21 x 52 in. (53.3 x 132 cm.)
Painted in 1945-6.
Harry Pieris, Colombo, Sri Lanka, and by descent.
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P. Heron, Ivon Hitchens, London, 1955, p. 15, pl. 24.
A. Bowness (Ed.), Ivon Hitchens, London, 1973, pl. 168.
The Sapumal Foundation was set up by the late Harry Pieris in 1974, its galleries tracing the development of art in Sri Lanka from the 1920s to the present date. The galleries occupy the house where Mr Pieris lived and worked, the core of the collection consisting of works by the original members of the '43 Group who laid the foundation of modern art in Sri Lanka.
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