Ben Nicholson OM
1928 (foothills, Cumberland) 1928

Artwork details

Ben Nicholson OM 1894–1982
1928 (foothills, Cumberland)
Date 1928
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 559 x 686 mm
frame: 700 x 826 x 73 mm
Acquisition Presented by Miss D. Noyes and Miss E. Noyes 1950
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1910

Display caption

During the 1920s, Ben and Winifred Nicholson lived in a house close to Hadrian’s Wall in Cumberland. Their lifestyle was simple and traditional; they shared a belief in Christian Science. In their art too they sought to escape the sophistication of academic painting, typified by the work of Ben’s father William Nicholson. Painting mostly landscape, they cultivated a deliberately naïve style which was reinforced by an encounter with the untutored amateur painter Alfred Wallis, whose work is on display in this room.

July 2007

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