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Correspondence with Ben Nicholson, Misha Black and Winifred Nicholson

1953-1958

Title

Correspondence with Ben Nicholson, Misha Black and Winifred Nicholson

Date

1953-1958

Archive reference number

NGA3/5/66

Description

5 letters (1953): Ben Nicholson asking Philip Hendy advice about varnishing his gesso panel for the Time Life Building; Philip Hendy's reply recommending polyvinyl acetate; letter from Misha Black asking if Hendy would allow a National Gallery technician to apply the "Ayas" Vinylite Resin, Hendy's recommendation of Mr Brommelle (NGA3/5/66/1-5). Two letters (1955): Ben Nicholson asking Philip Hendy if he had any idea of how to get the 'Biennale' to pay for a large painting of his; and Hendy's non-committal reply (NGA3/5/66/6-7). Two letters (1956) from Ben Nicholson thanking Philip Hendy for his letter of congratulations on behalf of the Fine Arts Committee of the British Council (copy attached) on his three awards (NGA3/5/66/8-9). Two letters (1959) one from Ben Nicholson and one from his first wife Winifred Nicholson about work that had been done on her Piet Mondrian painting by Mr Lucas (a restorer at the National Gallery) which they were not happy about, especially the work on the yellow square (NGA3/5/66/10-11).

Record type

Item

Alternative reference numbers

NG35/103-114

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