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The board was originally a box lid that Nicholson painted, scraped-back and reworked several times before completion. The hinge screw holes remain visible on the edge of the panel along with an inscription dedicating the work to Nicholson's sister, Nancy.
oil on board
H 27.4 x W 32.8 cm
gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979
1. '3 circles'. 2. 'from Ben / Margaret / May 47 [with connecting arrows from and to each text]'. 3. exhibition label for Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums (Pier Gallery Collection 1978). 4. exhibition label (artist name and title).