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Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981)

Wild Flowers

Oil on canvas
22 x 23 3/4 ins (56 x 603 cms)

Provenance
With Arthur Tooth & Sons, Ltd
Collection of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler, Oxford University
Sothebys, 2nd May 1990
Private collection, UK

Exhibited
59th Autumn Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 4 October - 13 December, 1933

Literature
Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Murrary, 1920-1931, p.35

"Winifred was most delighted painting Wild Flowers, although she not do so as often as might be expected. Here there is wild garlic, kingcups (the orange flowers), bluebells and other wild flowers.

It bears a striking resemblance to 'Wild Garlic' in the collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Although 'Wild Garlic' is dated c.1935, very probably the two pictures were painted at the same time, though it is difficult to know where they were made.

The flower wild garlic is very characteristic of Winifred Nicholson's native Cumberland, but in the spring of 1932 she lived near Par in Cornwall, so the picture could also have been painted there" Jovan Nicholson (son of Winifred and Ben Nicholson)

Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943) was an English historian, educationalist and university administrator. He was a student at Christ Church, Oxford and returned there in 1923 as Master of University College, during which time this painting was in his collection.

Dimensions

56 x 60 cms

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