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.


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

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


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

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