Catalogue entry

T03124 TRIANGLE TO BEYOND 1936

Not inscribed
Oil on canvas, 29 15/16 × 19 15/16 × 1 (76 × 50.7 × 2.5)
Purchased from the artist's estate through the Waddington Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1980
Exh: Ivon Hitchens: A Retrospective Exhibition, RA, March–April 1979, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, May–June, Newlyn Art Gallery, June–July, Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston-upon-Hull, August–September and Castle Museum, Nottingham, September–October (5, repr.)
Lit: Alan Bowness (ed.), Ivon Hitchens, 1973, p.30, repr.pl.4 in colour

According to Bowness (op.cit.), ‘Triangle to Beyond’ is ‘perhaps the closest Hitchens ever came to a completely non-representational painting, though here too one suspects some kind of cosmic, magic symbolism behind the forms.’ Mrs Hitchens does not know of any other three-dimensional work by him.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984