- Sir William Nicholson 1872–1949
- Oil paint on wood
- Support: 438 x 571 mm
frame: 610 x 740 x 95 mm
- Purchased 1938
N04936 SILVER 1938
Inscr. ‘N.’ b.l.
Oil on panel, 17 1/4×22 1/2 (43·5×57).
Purchased from Miss Marguerite Steen through the Matthiesen Gallery (Clarke Fund) 1938.
Coll: E. V. Lucas, bequeathed to Miss Marguerite Steen 1938.
Exh: Still Life and Flower Paintings of the Old and Modern Masters, Matthiesen Gallery, June–July 1938 (71), as ‘Silver on a white cloth’.
Lit: Browse, 1956, pp.26 and 112, repr. pl.46.
Repr: Sir John Rothenstein, British Art since 1900, 1962, pl.12.
Painted for the writer E. V. Lucas in 1938 (letter from Miss Marguerite Steen, 22 July 1958) and exhibited at Matthiesen's as of that year. An oil painting of ‘Silver Teapots’, similar to the left-hand half of No.4936 and measuring 13×16 1/2 in., was sold at Christie's, 13 July 1964 (371), bt. Bravington.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II