Viper by Ben Nicholson

Viper by Ben Nicholson has been returned to its owner.

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The business, founded in 2006 and run by Steven Beale, had operated from a gallery in Broadway, Worcestershire.

Joint administrators at FRP were appointed on June 7, 2023, and the business ceased to trade.

A large number of people are still hoping to recover paintings belonging to them that had been consigned to the gallery.

With the help of West Mercia Police, one collector has received his missing Ben Nicholson Viper picture but is awaiting news of drawings by Italian artists Amedeo Modigliani and Marino Marini (as reported in ATG No 2599).

The administrators at FRP continue to work through the company’s records to ascertain its assets and liabilities. FRP published an initial list of creditors (as reported in ATG No 2606) in August.

It said at the time that 47 individuals claimed title on paintings left with Trinity House Paintings.

Owners that wish to recover artworks should file a claim with the administrators by contacting