In this work, Nicholson abandoned traditional picture space, tipping up the abstract arrangement of outlined forms flat against the picture plane.

The stylised profiles are portraits of himself (right) and Barbara Hepworth (left).

Provenance

Sir Michael Sadler; his sale at the Leicester Galleries, January 1944; Sir John Summerson; J.Aboulafia from whom it was bought by the vendor in 1989.


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