1957 (Boscastle)
© Angela Verren Taunt 2013. All rights reserved, DACS

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1957 (Boscastle) 1957
This drawing shows the harbour at Boscastle in Cornwall. The artist visited the town with his new wife, Felicitas Vogler, in the winter of 1957 during a tour of Cornwall. However, the Cornish landscape had been a great influence on Nicholson since he moved there from London in 1939. Nicholson’s drawings are characterised by a simple but powerful use of line. From the late 1940s he adopted the practice of preparing a number of sheets of paper with a colour wash before selecting the most appropriate piece for each drawing. This work was made on top of an oil wash, which acted as a stimulus for the drawing.

Glossary Open


A transparent layer of diluted ink or watercolour.



  • Acc. No. GMA 4773
  • Medium Oil wash and pencil on paper
  • Size 27.50 x 42.70 cm
  • Credit Presented by Felicitas Vogler 2005