The Telegraph unveils the discovery of a cache of paintings that emerged from what amounts to a time capsule from England in the 1930s:
A hoard of 21 previously unseen paintings dating from the Thirties by the British artist Ivon Hitchens has been discovered rolled up in a tea chest, and will be exhibited in London this September. Simon Hucker, of Jonathan Clark Fine Art in Chelsea, London, which represents the estate of the artist, says that he thought the gallery’s 2007 exhibition of flower paintings represented the last remnants of family-owned paintings by the artist, whose works have fetched up to £173,000 at auction. The newly discovered paintings had been stored in the tea chest for 70 years. “As we unrolled them, it was almost like scrolling back through time, to a lost world of English bohemianism – Fabian socialism, nude sunbathing, picnics in the dunes – all bathed in the utopian light of Thirties’ Modernism,” says Hucker.
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