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Reclining Nude

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Ivon Hitchens studied at the Royal Academy Schools during the First World War, and in the 1920s and '30s he was one of a circle of artists living in Hampstead that included Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Naum Gabo and Paul Nash. Although best known for his landscapes, Hitchens also enjoyed painting the female nude. This work is loosely reminiscent of Matisse, with its odalisque subject matter, its use of bold colour and its simplified contours.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 40 x W 70 cm

Accession number

AH 2023/80

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1980

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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL England

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