Ben Nicholson OM
small silent siena 1965

Artwork details

Ben Nicholson OM 1894–1982
small silent siena
Date 1965
Medium Etching on paper
Dimensions Image: 203 x 165 mm
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1968
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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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