BONHAMS Auctioneers in London is to sell the largest single-owner collection of paintings by Petworth artist Ivon Hitchens ever to be offered – some 15 oil paintings produced over three decades.
Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) was an artist bombed out of his London house in 1940, who went on to paint for 40 years from a caravan in Petworth.
The sale will take place on May 28 in New Bond Street, London.
The collection is estimated to be worth more than half-a-million pounds.
Hitchens was the son of a painter, and the father and grandfather of painters.
He started exhibiting in the 1920s, going on to exhibit all over the world.
Born in London on March 3, 1893, Hitchens was the son of landscape artist Alfred Hitchens, and studied at St John’s Wood School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools in London during the first world war.
For further information about the collection and other Bonhams sales and events, visit the website www.bonhams.com
For the full Ivon Hitchens feature, see this week’s Observer (May 1).