John Northcote Nash (British, 1893-1977) 'Winter in a beechwood'
Lot 83
John Northcote Nash (British, 1893-1977) 'Winter in a beechwood'
Sold for £23,750 (US$ 38,954) inc. premium

Lot Details
John Northcote Nash (British, 1893-1977)
'Winter in a beechwood'
signed 'John Nash' (lower left), oil on canvas,
67 x 76cm (26 3/8 x 29 15/16in).
Together with two letters relating to the present lot.

Footnotes

  • EXHIBITED:
    John Nash restrospctive exhibition, Royal Academy 1967.

    PROVENANCE:
    Believed purchased from a house sale of a Mr Acton-Davies, Harrow on the Hill, in the 1950's by Mr Massey, thence by family descent.

    This lot is accompanied by two letters from John Nash. The first, dated January 2nd 1967 and addressed to Mr Massey's mother, explains that Nash had spotted the painting hanging in The Crown at Long Melford (Mr Massey was at that time the proprietor), and goes on to say: "..My reason for troubling you is that I am having a large Exhibition of my work at the Royal Academy next autumn & as this is retrospective & this is, I think, a good example of a certain period, I wondered if you would be so kind to lend it...".
    The second letter, dated 31st January 1967, discusses a friend of Nash's who wishes to buy the picture and offers Mrs Massey "£200 in the event of your ever wishing to sell", a figure approximating to £3,000 today.
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