Ben Nicholson OM Dec 10-54 1954

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Artwork details

Artist
Ben Nicholson OM 1894–1982
Title
Dec 10-54
Date 1954
Medium Oil paint and graphite on wood on board
Dimensions Object: 273 x 146 x 6 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Miss E.M. Hodgkins 1977
Reference
T02224
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T02224 DEC 10–54 1954

Inscribed on reverse ‘Ben Nicholson/Dec 10–54’, and arrows pointing in two different directions
Relief of oil and pencil on wood mounted on painted board, 10 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 1/4 (27.3 × 14.6 × 0.5)
Bequeathed by Miss E. M. Hodgkins 1977

Probably made in St Ives. In reply to a letter seeking confirmation that the arrows inscribed on the reverse of this work meant it could be shown either of two ways up, Ben Nicholson returned a photocopy of these inscriptions with one of the arrows crossed out and the other confirmed in writing.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1976-8: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1979

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