Lot 83
  • 83

Prunella Clough

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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Description

  • Prunella Clough
  • Small Gate Painting No.5
  • signed on the backboard
  • oil on canvas
  • 61 by 76cm., 24 by 30in.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the Artist, January 1984.

Condition

Original canvas. There is a minor area of surface staining below the centre of the upper edge and some minor spots of staining to the edges otherwise in excellent original condition. Under UV light, there appear to be no signs of retouching. Held in a painted white wood box frame under glass; unexamined out of frame. Please note that the colours are brighter than the catalogue illustration suggests, notably the greens which are more vibrant.
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Catalogue Note

Painted in 1980..

Sold with a note from the artist "Dear John thanks very much for the cheque today: see you Friday morning (still no bell but I'll hear you rattle the letterbox!)".