April Flowers, Mostly Daffodils

Ivon Hitchens (1893 - 1979)

Oil on canvas

1975

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: USA
    City: New York
    Place: UK Mission to the United Nations
  • About the artist
    The son of a painter, Ivon Hitchens was born in London and studied first at St John's Wood School of Art and then, until 1919, at the Royal Academy Schools. In 1920 Hitchens was a founder member of the artists' group, the 7 and 5 Society, and exhibited regularly in their shows. During the war his studio in North London was bombed. He then moved with his family to rural Sussex where he lived and worked for the rest of his life, painting abstracted landscapes in glorious colours on long, horizontal canvases. Hitchens produced a huge figurative mural for the English Folk Song and Dance Society at Cecil Sharp House in London. He was created CBE in 1958. Retrospectives of his work were held in Leeds in 1945 and at the Royal Academy in 1979.
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  • Details
    Title
    April Flowers, Mostly Daffodils
    Date
    1975
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 51.00 cm, width: 61.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, 13 June 1980
    Inscription
    bl: Hitchens; label on stretcher: signed, inscribed with title and dated 1975
    Provenance
    With The Waddington Galleries (ref: B2357); collection of Marjorie Parr; collection of Mrs J. D. Merz; sold through Christie's, London, on 13 June 1980 (Lot 286); from which sale purchased by the Government Picture Collection
    GAC number
    15059