This is one of a collection of 66 works bequeathed to Pallant House by Charles Kearley.
1946 (still life-cerulean) by Ben Nicholson, 1946
© Angela Verren Taunt 2009. All rights reserved, DACS. Photo credit: Terry Pickering, Colour Precision Studios
- Oil on canvas
- 64 x 63 cm
- Acquired in:
- Bequeathed by:
- Charles Kearley through The Art Fund
Kearley was a builder and property developer. Kearley built a small block of flats in Kensington in the later 1930s which Maxwell Fry had designed, and the architect persuaded him to add a penthouse for himself at the top. Kearley found the flat very bare so started to furnish it with works by Paul Nash, John Piper and others. His enthusiasm for contemporary art and design grew from then on.
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