Acquired directly from the artist by Giorgio Soavi in the early 1970s and thence by descent to the present owner
The present work is to be sold along with 5 additional leaves from the artist's sketchbooks, all watercolour, gouache, pen and ink, ink wash and pencil. These additional leaves are variously numbered and dated.
The sheets are not laid down and have been taken from notebooks.
The edges are slightly worn. There are a few light creases, media marks and scattered specks of staining to each of the sketches and the surfaces are slightly dirty. There are artist pinholes in each of the sketches.
These woks are unframed.
Please telephone the department on 020 7293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
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