Sir William Nicholson Nude c.1921

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Artist
Title
Nude
Date c.1921
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 406 x 584 mm
frame: 570 x 753 x 88 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the Knapping Fund 1940
Reference
N05084
Not on display

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Nicholson painted very few nudes, perhaps three others only. He had been to art schools which were not especially committed to life studies, unlike the Slade School, and his pictures do not often include large scale figures. In addition his subjects were very personal, in that his creativity was not in inventing new subjects but in choosing them from real things around him. This study of the nude was not exhibited in his lifetime.

October 1997

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