Paul Nash, Yvonne, Framed pencil drawing
Lot 107
Paul Nash (British, 1889-1946) Yvonne 50 x 36 cm. (19 3/4 x 14 1/8 in.)
Sold for £2,160 (US$ 3,626) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Paul Nash (British, 1889-1946)
signed with monogram and dated 1922, titled, also signed, titled and inscribed with hanging instructions (verso) pencil
50 x 36 cm. (19 3/4 x 14 1/8 in.)


  • Provenance:
    Mrs Charles Berry, thence by descent

    Albert Rutherston (Ed.), Paul Nash, London, 1923, p.31 (ill.b&
    Andrew Causey, Paul Nash, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1980, p.485,

    The present work is accompanied by a letter from Paul Nash to the present owner's father, dated 20th March 1946, in which the artist refers to Yvonne as 'one of my very few portrait drawings'. Indeed, Nash very rarely drew the human figure, and was more accustomed to depicting trees and their environs, and it is commented that the present work is 'interesting as an application of principles learnt from landscape to the human body'. (Rutherston (Ed.), Loc. Cit.)
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