Sir William Nicholson Silver 1938

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Artist
Title
Silver
Date 1938
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 438 x 571 mm
frame: 610 x 740 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1938
Reference
N04936
Not on display

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Many of Nicholson's still lifes show his love of lustrous surfaces. In them be explores how varied textures reflect light in different ways. Here this is seen admirably in the contrast between the finer silver of the salver in comparison to that of the teapot and hot water pot.
This is one of several paintings that Nicholson made for E.V.Lucas, the essayist and assistant editor of Punch, who died in 1938.

September 2004

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