Ben Nicholson OM

small silent siena

1965

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Artist
Ben Nicholson OM 1894–1982
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
Image: 203 x 165 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1968
Reference
P02008

Catalogue entry

P02008 [from] TWELVE ETCHINGS 1965, 1966 and 1967 [P02008-P02019]
Presented by the artist, 1968

small silent Siena 1965
Inscribed ‘Ben Nicholson 65’, b.r. and ‘(small silent Siena)’ on reverse; embossed with print-marker's stamp, b.l; sheet 12 5/8×11 (32×28); plate 8×6 7/8 (20·5×16).

This group of etchings neither forms a single suite nor includes any complete suite. ‘Turkish sundial and column’ [P02014] is one of ten etchings included in Nicholson's suite ‘Greek and Turkish Forms’. ‘Palästra’ [P02009] and ‘small silent Siena’ [P02008] are two of ten etchings included in Nicholson's ‘architectural suite’ (where ‘small silent Siena’ is entitled ‘Siena’). Both suites were published jointly by Ganymed Original Editions Ltd and Marlborough Fine Art Ltd.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery: Acquisitions 1968-9, London 1969

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