Two Fishes
Artwork: Two Fishes
Size: 56 x 69 cm
Medium: Oil and pencil on canvas, laid on board
Creation year: 1932
Marks: Signed and dated 1932 on the canvas overlap
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Edward Wadsworth; Mayor Gallery, London, where acquired by the British Council, 1948; Acquired from the previous by an Important Private Collection, Japan, 1952, from whom acquired by the present owner
Exhibition history: Probably London, Arthur Tooth and Sons, Carvings by Barbara Hepworth, Paintings by Ben Nicholson, 9th November - 3rd December 1932, cat. no.4 (incorrectly listed in the catalogue as no.21); Dusseldorf, Hetjens Museum, Contemporary Painting in Great Britain, 27th November - 18th December 1948, cat. no.29, with British Council tour to Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Musee de L'Etat, Luxembourg, and Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels; Sao Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Bienal de Sao Paulo, 1951, cat. no.23; Tokyo, Metropolitan Art Gallery, The First International Art Exhibition, 22nd May - 14th June 1952, un-numbered catalogue, with tour to Sogo Gallery, Osaka, Matsuzakaya Gallery, Nagoya, Iwataya Gallery, Fukuoka and Metropolitan Art Gallery, Kyoto

Sotheby's London

Date: 2017-06-12
Lot Number: 10