28 November 1996
Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949)
Fishing Nets, Ciboure
signed 'Nicholson' (lower left), inscribed 'Fishing Nets, Ciboure' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas-board
11¾ x 15¾ in. (29.8 x 40 cm.)
Painted in 1929
Michael Watkins, by whom purchased at the 1943 exhibition.
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The Connoisseur, June 1929, p.372.
London, Beaux Arts Gallery, Exhibition of Recent Paintings by William Nicholson, 1929, no.25 (illustrated) as 'Nets'.
London, Leicester Galleries, Sir William Nicholson, April 1943, no.50.
The present work was painted at Ciboure, on the Franco-Spanish border. The Connoisseur reviewed the 1929 exhibition and singled out this work for praise as 'an arresting composition'.
We are very grateful to Patricia Reed for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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