Ben Nicholson O.M. (British, 1894-1982) Aug 58 (Yorkshire) 48.3 x 29.2 cm. (19 x 11 1/2 in.)
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Ben Nicholson O.M. (British, 1894-1982) Aug 58 (Yorkshire) 48.3 x 29.2 cm. (19 x 11 1/2 in.) (the whole)
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 9,780) inc. premium

Lot Details
Ben Nicholson O.M. (British, 1894-1982)
Aug 58 (Yorkshire)
signed and titled 'aug 58/(Yorkshire) Nicholson' (verso)
ink and wash on paper on the artist's prepared board
48.3 x 29.2 cm. (19 x 11 1/2 in.) (the whole)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    The artist's estate
    Sale; Christie's, London, 9 June 2006, lot 143
    Private Collection U.K.

    During the late 1950s Ben Nicholson made a number of trips to Yorkshire staying at the house of his close friend, the collector Cyril Reddihough. It was here he and his third wife Felicitas Vogler spent their honeymoon in 1957, returning the following summer during which the present work was executed.
Auction information

The 29 May sale was the departments most successful auction to date making almost £5m.

Furthermore, it was 90% sold by value with some staggering results achieved for fresh, competitively priced material sourced from private collections. Over half of sold lots soared above their high estimates, indicating that Bonhams is best positioned to secure the best price for your Modern British & Irish Art.

The variety on offer within this genre continues to delight buyers, proven by exceptional results for post-war masters such as Auerbach, Scully, Hockney and Freud whilst the early-mid century examples by Spencer, Lavery, Burra and Moore also exceeded expectation. We were proud to break our own world auction record twice over in the same sale for a pencil drawing by L.S. Lowry. Agecroft Regatta sold for £211,250, pipping The Organ Grinder (£151,250) to the title. The sculpture and Irish content were similarly contended for by the packed saleroom and busy telephones.

The cover lot Garden Path, Cookham Rise by Sir Stanley Spencer fetched an impressive £769,250 while the much admired Oil-bound Puffin by Lucian Freud commanded £385,250 on the day, with both returning to private collections.

We are delighted to now invite consignments for the forthcoming auction on 20 November 2013.

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