Ivon Hitchens (British, 1893-1979) Dahlias in a Grey Vase 75 x 50.8 cm. (29 1/2 x 20 in.) (Painted circa 1936)

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Lot 43AR
Ivon Hitchens
(British, 1893-1979)
Dahlias in a Grey Vase 75 x 50.8 cm. (29 1/2 x 20 in.)

Sold for £ 40,250 (US$ 56,690) inc. premium
Ivon Hitchens (British, 1893-1979)
Dahlias in a Grey Vase
oil on canvas
75 x 50.8 cm. (29 1/2 x 20 in.)
Painted circa 1936

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Estate of the Artist
    With Jonathan Clark & Co, London, 24 September 2004, where purchased by
    Ross D. Siragusa Jr., from whom acquired by the present owner
    Private Collection, U.K.

    Please note that this work has been authenticated by John Hitchens, the artist's son, and bears studio stamp (verso)

    Whilst Ivon Hitchens is primarily recognised for the abundance of landscape work he executed from his home in the Sussex countryside, still life painting formed an important part of his artistic output. The studio still life work from the 1930s, of which examples rarely appear at auction and the present work forms part of, differs to what would become a more charged and abstract style in later years.

    Hitchens' flower pieces and still lifes owe much to the influence of Georges Braque who, along with Cézanne, played a major role in his development. The present work is a striking example and incorporates a carefully selected floral bouquet with expressive palette. Hitchens' ability to successfully transcribe what we may consider a traditionalist subject within a modernist and clearly defined pictorial space make this work highly appealing.

    We are grateful to Peter Khoroche for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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Ivon Hitchens (British, 1893-1979) Dahlias in a Grey Vase 75 x 50.8 cm. (29 1/2 x 20 in.) (Painted circa 1936)
Ivon Hitchens (British, 1893-1979) Dahlias in a Grey Vase 75 x 50.8 cm. (29 1/2 x 20 in.) (Painted circa 1936)
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