Ben Nicholson

British, 1894–1982

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A pioneer of abstract art in England, Ben Nicholson’s dedication to Modernism was profound. Though he began painting traditional still lifes and landscapes in England, an early-career visit to Paris and introduction to Cubism drastically altered the …

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£3.7m, Christie's, 2016
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Illustration to George and Rufus, 1938
Sold on Nov 23, 2021
£214,200
US$286,964
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114% est
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Painting
oil and pencil on board
30.5 x 25.5 cm
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Realized Price
£214,200
Auction Sale
Nov 23, 2021
Sotheby's
Illustration to George and Rufus, 1938
oil and pencil on board
Nov 23, 2021
Sotheby's
£214,200
US$286,964
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114% est
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Painting
30.5 x 25.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Nov 23, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£214,200
Untitled (recto and verso), 1968
Sold on Nov 13, 2021
US$8,750
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30% est
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Work on Paper
oil wash and pencil on paper (recto); etching, oil wash and colored wax crayons on paper (verso)
25.4 x 38.1 cm
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Realized Price
US$8,750
Auction Sale
Nov 13, 2021
Christie's
Untitled (recto and verso), 1968
oil wash and pencil on paper (recto); etching, oil wash and colored wax crayons on paper (verso)
Nov 13, 2021
Christie's
US$8,750
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Work on Paper
25.4 x 38.1 cm
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Nov 13, 2021
Christie's
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US$8,750
1970 (blue jug), 1970
Sold on Oct 21, 2021
£16,250
US$22,461
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Work on Paper
ink and oil wash on paper, on the artist's prepared board
40.7 x 48.9 cm
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£16,250
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
1970 (blue jug), 1970
ink and oil wash on paper, on the artist's prepared board
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
£16,250
US$22,461
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Work on Paper
40.7 x 48.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
£16,250
Sept 56 (S. Pietro, Lucca), 1956
Sold on Oct 21, 2021
£18,750
US$25,916
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25% est
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Work on Paper
pencil and oil wash on paper
42.55 x 53.34 cm
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£18,750
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
Sept 56 (S. Pietro, Lucca), 1956
pencil and oil wash on paper
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
£18,750
US$25,916
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42.55 x 53.34 cm
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Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
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£18,750
Spanners, 1973
Sold on Oct 21, 2021
£12,500
US$17,278
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37% est
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Painting
pencil and oil wash on carved board
22.86 x 33.97 cm
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Realized Price
£12,500
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
Spanners, 1973
pencil and oil wash on carved board
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
£12,500
US$17,278
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Painting
22.86 x 33.97 cm
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Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
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£12,500
1944 (still life), 1944
Sold on Oct 21, 2021
£162,500
US$224,608
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63% est
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Painting
oil and pencil on board, on the artist's prepared board
33.02 x 26.04 cm
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Realized Price
£162,500
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
1944 (still life), 1944
oil and pencil on board, on the artist's prepared board
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
£162,500
US$224,608
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Painting
33.02 x 26.04 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
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£162,500
March 19-54 (single circle), 1954
Sold on Oct 21, 2021
£75,000
US$103,665
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12% est
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Painting
oil and pencil on canvas-board, on the artist's prepared board
35.2 x 45.7 cm
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Realized Price
£75,000
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
March 19-54 (single circle), 1954
oil and pencil on canvas-board, on the artist's prepared board
Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
£75,000
US$103,665
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Painting
35.2 x 45.7 cm
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Oct 21, 2021
Christie's
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£75,000
July 25-47 (still life - Odyssey 2), 1947
Sold on Oct 20, 2021
£598,500
US$825,505
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Painting
oil and pencil on panel, on the artist's prepared board
35.56 x 54.29 cm
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Realized Price
£598,500
Auction Sale
Oct 20, 2021
Christie's
July 25-47 (still life - Odyssey 2), 1947
oil and pencil on panel, on the artist's prepared board
Oct 20, 2021
Christie's
£598,500
US$825,505
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Painting
35.56 x 54.29 cm
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Oct 20, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
£598,500
Pisa as Intended (Cristea 61; LaFranca 42), 1967
Sold on Sep 22, 2021
£2,805
US$3,831
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60% est
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Print
Etching printed with tone, on wove paper
29.5 x 20.2 cm
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£2,805
Auction Sale
Sep 22, 2021
Bonhams
Pisa as Intended (Cristea 61; LaFranca 42), 1967
Etching printed with tone, on wove paper
Sep 22, 2021
Bonhams
£2,805
US$3,831
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Print
29.5 x 20.2 cm
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Auction Sale
Sep 22, 2021
Bonhams
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£2,805
Flowing Forms (LaFranca 80), 1967
Sold on Sep 7, 2021
£2,772
US$3,836
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122% est
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Print
Etching, on BFK Rives wove paper
29.8 x 20.6 cm
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Realized Price
£2,772
Auction Sale
Sep 7, 2021
Sotheby's
Flowing Forms (LaFranca 80), 1967
Etching, on BFK Rives wove paper
Sep 7, 2021
Sotheby's
£2,772
US$3,836
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122% est
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Print
29.8 x 20.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Sep 7, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£2,772