Ben Nicholson OM20 April 1979 (vertical stripe) 1979

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Ben Nicholson OM (1894‑1982)
20 April 1979 (vertical stripe)
Date 1979
MediumFelt-tip pen and oil paint on hardboard
Dimensionssupport: 730 x 553 mm
Acquisition Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax and allocated to the Tate Gallery 1986
Not on display

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T04862 vertical stripe 20 April 1979 1979

Felt-tip pen and oil on hardboard 730 × 553 (28 3/4 × 21 3/4) on hardboard 1015 × 838 (40 × 33)
Inscribed ‘Nicholson | april 20–79 | (vertical stripe)’ on back of hardboard t.r. and various other inscriptions
Accepted by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue in lieu of tax and allocated 1986
Prov: Estate of the artist
Exh: Ben Nicholson: Recent Works, Waddington Galleries, July 1980 (64, repr. in col.); Ben Nicholson Memorial Display, Tate Gallery, April–May 1982 (no catalogue, no number)
Repr: Jeremy Lewison, Ben Nicholson, 1991, no.142 (col.)

This is one of a series of small late works by Nicholson depicting still life objects, principally in outline. Although executed mainly in black felt-tip pen on a ground of off-white oil paint, the surface is stained in places with turquoise, pink-grey, yellow-brown and blue grey… (read more)

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