Winifred Nicholson (British, 1893-1981) The Piper who played the Retreat from Tobruk 28 x 36 in. (71 x 91/5 cm.)
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Winifred Nicholson (British, 1893-1981) The Piper who played the Retreat from Tobruk (Shepherd, Sandaig) 71 x 91.5 cm. (28 x 36 in.)
£20,000 - 30,000
US$ 34,000 - 51,000
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Winifred Nicholson (British, 1893-1981)
The Piper who played the Retreat from Tobruk (Shepherd, Sandaig)
signed and inscribed 'The Piper who played the Retreat from TOBRUK - Winifred Nicholson Bankshead. BRAMPTON' (according to a label verso)
oil on canvas
71 x 91.5 cm. (28 x 36 in.)
Painted circa 1952

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Private Collection, Rome

    EXHIBITED:
    Edinburgh, The National Gallery of Scotland, the Dean Gallery, Winifred Nicholson in Scotland, 10 July - 7 September 2003; this exhibition toured to Banff, Duff House, 8 November 2003 - 18 January 2004 and Skye, Au Tuireann, 24 January - 20 March 2004.

    LITERATURE:
    A. Strang, Winifred Nicholson in Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2003, p.39 (ill.col)

    Sandaig, located on the west coast of the mainland, in Ross-shire was one of the most important places in Scotland for Winifred Nicholson. The artist stayed there with Kathleen Raine, usually at Gavin Maxwell's house Camusfeàrna, on several occasions throughout the 1950s and greatly appreciated the quiet and outstanding natural beauty, which provided much inspiration for her painting. During her time in Sandaig, Nicholson immersed herself in the way of life and traditions, making friends with several locals in the process. In The Piper who played the Retreat from Tobruk Nicholson depicts a local shepherd playing his bagpipes.

    We are grateful to Jovan Nicholson for his assistance in cataloguing this work.
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