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Creator:
Ben Nicholson, 1894–1982, British
Title:
May 1955 (Gwithian)
Date:
1955
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 41 3/4 x 41 3/4 inches (106 x 106 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1985.19.2
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
abstract art | drinking glasses | food | geometric abstraction | goblet | landscape | Neolithic | pedestal | sculpture | still life | time | transparent | wine | wine glass
Associated Places:
Cornwall | England | Saint Ives | United Kingdom
Access:
On view
Exhibition History:
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This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of South Australia, 1998-09-16 - 1998-11-15)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Queensland Art Gallery, 1998-07-15 - 1998-09-06)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1998-05-01 - 1998-07-05)

20th Century Paintings and Sculpture (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-01-27 - 2000-04-30)

Revisiting Traditions [BAC 20th century painting & sculpture] (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-04-30 - 2005-05-18)

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11)

Art in Focus : St Ives Abstraction (Yale Center for British Art, 2013-04-12 - 2013-09-29)

Publications:
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Paintings, reliefs, drawings, With an introduction by Herbert Read , Lund Humphries, London, 1955, pl. 134, J18 N51 +948R Oversize (LSF)

Norbert Lynton, Ben Nicholson, Phaidon, London, 1993, pp. 290-91, no. 2777, NJ18 N51 L95 1993 (YCBA)

Julia Marciari-Alexander, This other Eden, paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1998, pp. 20,21,194-95, no. 81, fig. 19, ND1314.3 Y36 1998 (YCBA)

John McDonald, A Feast of Mellon, Sydney Morning Herald, May 9, 1998, p. 14, Film An Sy25 (SML) Also Available Online (Factiva database)

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, cover, p. 17, no. 42, cover, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Modern British drawings, paintings and sculpture ... the property of Mrs. Mary Keene ... : 13 December 1961, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London, December 13, 1961, p. 49, lot no. 224, Film B12, Part IV, Reel 67 (YCBA)

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, p. 17, cover, no. 42, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

St Ives abstraction, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2013, p. 22, V 2475 (YCBA)

May 1955 : Gwithian, Burlington Magazine, Vol. 128,no.1003, October 1986, cover, N1 B87 + (YCBA)

May 1955 ( Gwithian ), Modern Painters, vol. 20, no. 7, September 2008, p. 64, ND468 +M57 Oversize (YCBA)

Gwithian, ART News, vol. 60, December 1961, p. 25, N1 +A6 Oversize (Haas) Also available at Beinecke

Gwithian, Burlington Magazine, vol. 103, December 1961, p. vi, N1 B87+ Oversize Also available on JSTOR

Exhibition at Durlacher Gallery, ART News, vol. 54, May 1955, p. 52, N1 +A6 Oversize (Haas)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5057
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