Next in our 'Valuation Finds and Favourites' series, Jennie Fisher, Joint Head of Picture Department looks at this work by British artist Ivon Hitchens, titled Wittenham Clumps from Days Lock. This work came to Dreweatts after a home valuation appointment and will be appearing in our Modern and Contemporary Art auction on 18 March 2021.
'Wittenham Clumps from Days Lock' is a superb example of Hitchens’ landscape painting and a masterclass in the use of colour to create form. The typical sage green interspersed with greys, whites and violets draw the viewer over the water to the landscape beyond. The intersecting lines of the foreground contrasting with the curve of the hills in the distance creating a sense of balance and harmony.
Jennie Fisher studied History and French at University College, London and the Sorbonne followed by a Masters in the History of Art at Trinity College, Oxford.
Upon graduation Jennie worked at Sotheby’s for the best part of ten years. She started at the then newly opened Olympia saleroom where she progressed to running six sales annually of Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art. In 2006 Jennie re-located to Sotheby’s Paris office for a short period where she worked in setting up local auctions of Impressionist and Contemporary Art. Upon her return to London and until 2010 Jennie was a Director and Head of the Prints Department.
Jennie joined Dreweatts in 2016 and continues to specialise predominately in modern pictures and prints. She has overseen the sale of several significant collections, including a Private Collection of Forty-Five Irish & British Paintings and Sculpture, April 2016 and Works from the Collection of Jan Krugier, March 2017 as well as property from the Estate of the late Clifford and Rosemary Ellis, January 2017. Jennie was appointed Head of Department in 2018.
To speak to Jennie or for more information about our Valuation Services please contact: email@example.com | +44 (0) 1635 553 553.
Sign up for auction alerts and our monthly newsletter to receive expert analysis and insights from our specialists and keep up-to-date on forthcoming auctions, valuation days and previews.