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          BEN NICHOLSON (1894-1982)
          Still Life, Malcontenta (June 1962)
          Graphite on oil washed paper
          13½" x 18" (345mm x 460mm)

          (Signed, dated and inscribed verso)


          Exhibited: I. Internationale der Zeichnung, Darmstadt ,1964

                          (ill. pg. 184)


          Provenance: Private Collection, Italy (purchased from
                               Marlborough Fine Art, London in 1964)



          Notes: the original catalogue accompanies this work











                                                                            "[Nicholson's] drawings have mistakenly been viewed as

                                                                        somehow subsidiary to the paintings and reliefs, when in fact
                                                                         their qualities of wit, poetry, spontaneity and sheer virtuosity
                                                                                    place them among [his] finest and most personal

                                                                                                                    achievements."


                                                                                                                    Peter Khoroche
                                                                                Published in 'Ben Nicholson: Drawings & Painted Reliefs' (2002)


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