NICHOLSON, WILLIAM (<i>1872-1949, artist N.E.A.C., R.P.</i>)
Lot 207
NICHOLSON, WILLIAM (1872-1949, artist, N.E.A.C., R.P.) PORTRAIT BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966),
Sold for £780 (US$ 1,304) inc. premium
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NICHOLSON, WILLIAM (1872-1949, artist, N.E.A.C., R.P.)
PORTRAIT BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966),
photogravure print, proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature), head and shoulders 'William Nicholson' written in pencil on the mount by Coburn, tipped onto a mount different from the printed version (12½ x 9½ in), extremely fine, some small faint fox marks on mount, 91/2 x 71/4 in (24.1 x 18.4 cm), taken for 'Men of Mark', Bloomsbury, 3 February 1908.

Footnotes

  • Coburn recalled: 'I met him at a fancy dress ball in a costume that had belonged to his grandfather, and it was in this Georgian dress that I made the portrait which I must admit has always given me considerable satisfaction. It was a great pleasure to photograph Nicholson in his high-windowed studio. An artist to his finger tips, his collaboration was perfect, and his keen, intelligent interest made the making of his portrait an artistic adventure.'

    See note on Coburn at the end of the catalogue.
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