Ivon Hitchens (British, 1893-1979) Spanish Chestnut, Yellow Distance 47.5 x 143.5 cm. (18 3/4 x 56 1
Lot 110
Ivon Hitchens (British, 1893-1979) Spanish Chestnut, Yellow Distance 47.5 x 143.5 cm. (18 3/4 x 56 1/2 in.)
Sold for £74,400 (US$ 123,452) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
(n/a) Ivon Hitchens (British, 1893-1979)
Spanish Chestnut, Yellow Distance
signed 'Hitchens' (lower left) and further signed, inscribed and dated '"Spanish Chestnut, Yellow Distance"/18 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches 1964/by IVON HITCHENS/Greenleaves.Petworth.Sussex' (on a label attached to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
47.5 x 143.5 cm. (18 3/4 x 56 1/2 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    with Rutland Gallery, London, June 1970, where purchased by the present owners

    Exhibition:
    London, Waddington Galleries, Ivon Hitchens, Recent Paintings, 10 June - 5 July 1969 (col.ill.)

    Literature:
    Alan Bowness (Ed.), Ivon Hitchens, Lund Humphries, London, 1973, (col.ill.pl.64)

    Please note that this work is offered with an original letter from the artist explaining the personal significance of Spanish Chestnut to him. In it Hitchens laments the fact that he no longer owns the picture saying "The point I want to make is perhaps of some interest to you, and may encourage you now to enjoy the picture? It is one of a series which I considered particularly important, I had not minded to break in to. In fact the order had gone out for this picture to be returned to me, when I was informed that it, just that immediate moment had been sold to yourselves!"
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