Prince and Princess by Ben Nicholson

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

Details

Medium:
Oil and pencil
Dimensions:
30 x 47 cm
Art Fund grant:
£43,667 ( Total: £140,000)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Private collector

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.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

Free to all

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