Description: Fir Tree Clearing No. 2
signed 'Hitchens' (lower left)
oil on canvas
21 x 52 in. (53.3 x 132 cm.)
Painted in 1945-6.
Artist or Maker: Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979)
Literature: P. Heron, Ivon Hitchens, London, 1955, p. 15, pl. 24.
A. Bowness (Ed.), Ivon Hitchens, London, 1973, pl. 168.
Provenance: Harry Pieris, Colombo, Sri Lanka, and by descent.
Notes: PROPERTY OF THE SAPUMAL FOUNDATION, COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
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