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Winifred Nicholson Limited Edition Prints

Winifred Nicholson Prints: From an early age Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981) was encouraged to paint. Her grandfather was George Howard, ninth earl of Carlisle, a self-taught painter and friend of the Pre-Raphaelites - or more specifically with those in the later phases of the movement, Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. But her parents, Charles Henry Roberts, a Liberal MP in Oxford where Nicholson was born, and Lady Cecilia Maude, also encouraged their child’s early interest in painting.

Nicholson did more formal art studies at Byam Shaw School of Art in London (c.1910-14 and 1918-19) where John Byam Shaw, the principle, was also an admirer of the Pre-Raphaelites – particularly for their richness of colour. But Byam Shaw also taught a strict academic draughtsmanship, and sometimes Winifred experienced a tension between  an appreciation of colour on the one hand, and the need, on the other, to confine such colour within the draughtsman’s line. One anecdote she liked to tell about her teacher sums up the ways in which she eventually managed to resolve this tension: ‘I painted the rainbow sheen on a mother-of-pearl shell – ‘’You are seeing too many colours’’ said Mr. Shaw’. And seeing ‘too many colours’ was, of course, precisely what Winifred continued to do for the rest of her painting career.

Just after her schooling she met the painter Ben Nicholson, whom she married (1920), and with whom, for the next eighteen years, she would form a mutually influential partnership – both in marital and artistic terms. They had two sons and a daughter, and moved to Bankshead, a stone farmhouse near Brampton, Cumberland, which Winifred bought, and which would become home for the rest of her life. Here she created a garden where she encouraged wild flowers; and the painting of these flowers, their translucent colours, often in the foreground, or on a window ledge with landscape in the far distance, became her central motif and content.

Each print is produced on 310gsm cotton rag archival quality fine art paper in a numbered limited edition of 500.

Winifred Nicholson Paintings Winifred Nicholson 
Penstemons (Limited Edition of 500)
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Unframed £195.00
61 x 64cm
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70 x 70cm
   
Nicholson Art Print  Winifred Nicholson 
Cineraria & Cyclamen (Limited Edition of 500)
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Unframed £195.00
61 x 64cm
Buy Framed £289.95
70 x 70cm