Oct 8-53 (Kerrowe)
signed, inscribed and dated 'Oct 8-53 (Kerrowe)/Ben Nicholson' (on the reverse), inscribed again 'property of/Michel Seuphor/Paris' (on the reverse)
oil and pencil on carved board, relief
11 5/8 x 16 7/8 in. (29.5 x 42.8 cm.)
Painted in 1953.
Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by Michel Seuphor, Paris.
with James Kirkman, London, from whom purchased by Gallery Kasahara, Osaka, in the 1970s.
Private collection, Osaka.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 17 November 2015, lot 21, where purchased by the present owner. Literature Spirale, April 1954, pl. 30.
Aujourd'hui: Art et Architecture, No. 1, January - February 1955, p. 10.
H. Read (intro.), Ben Nicholson: Work Since 1947, Vol. 2, London, 1956, n.p., no. 103, illustrated. Exhibited Venice, British Council, XXVII Biennale, 1954, no. 51.
Amsterdam, British Council, Stedelijk Museum, Ben Nicholson, November - December 1954, no. 59: this exhibition travelled to Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, January - February 1955; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, March 1955; and Zürich, Kunsthaus, April - May 1955.
London, Tate Gallery, Ben Nicholson: A Retrospective Exhibition, June - July 1955, no. 61.
Saint-Étienne, Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, Art Abstrait: les premières générations (1910–1939), April - May 1957, no. 165. Special notice
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