BEN NICHOLSON, O.M. (1894-1982)
BEN NICHOLSON, O.M. (1894-1982)
BEN NICHOLSON, O.M. (1894-1982)
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BEN NICHOLSON, O.M. (1894-1982)

October 1949 (Rangitane)

BEN NICHOLSON, O.M. (1894-1982)
October 1949 (Rangitane)
oil on curved panel
82 7⁄8 x 71 in. (210.5 x 180.3 cm.), including frame
Painted in October 1949.
Easton and Robertson commission for the New Zealand Shipping Company to be installed on the M.V. Rangitane.
Arnold Herstand & Company, New York.
with Gimpel Fils, London, where purchased by the present owner in December 1995.
Exhibition catalogue, Ten British Masters, New York, Arnold Herstand Gallery, 1987, n.p., no. 35, illustrated.
J. Lewison, Ben Nicholson, Oxford, 1991, p. 128, no. 110, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Ben Nicholson, 1992, Tokyo, Odakyu Museum, pp. 134-135, no. 29, illustrated.
N. Lynton, Ben Nicholson, London, 1993, pp. 234-235, pl. 218-219.
J. Lewison, exhibition catalogue, Ben Nicholson, London, Tate Gallery, 1993, pp. 170, 227, no. 91, illustrated.
L. Beard (et al.), exhibition catalogue, Ben Nicholson From the Studio, Chichester, Pallant House Gallery, 2021, pp. 72-73, illustrated.
London, Gimpel Fils, A Decade with Ben Nicholson, April 1963, no. 10 or 11, as 'Composition - curved panel'.
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Arp, Bisser, Nicholson, Tobey, October - December 1963, no. 82 or 83, as 'Composition'.
London, Gimpel Fils, Ben Nicholson, March 1973, no. 3, as 'Oct 49 (carved panel - Rangitane)'.
New York, Arnold Herstand Gallery, Ten British Masters, October - December 1987, no. 35, as 'Rangitania'.
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth: Carvings and Ben Nicholson: Major Works, June - September 1990, no. 4, as 'Curved Panel (Rangitane)'.
London, Gimpel Fils, Scope: Abstraction from the 50's, June - September 1992, exhibition not numbered, as 'Curved Panel (Rangitane).
Tokyo, Odakyu Museum, Ben Nicholson, September - October 1992, no. 29: this exhibition travelled to Shizuoka, Prefectural Museum of Art, October - December 1992; Hakone, Open-Air Museum, January - February 1993; Osaka, Kintetsu Museum of Art, February 1993; and Gunma, Museum of Modern Art, March - April 1993.
London, Tate Gallery, Ben Nicholson, October 1993 - January 1994, no. 91: this exhibition travelled to St Etienne, Musée d'Art Moderne, February - April 1994.
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