Galería Freites, Caracas Acquired directly from the above by the present owner
Exhibition Catalogue, Paris, Jardins du Palais Royal; Zürich, Pelikanplatz; Oviedo, Paseo de Los Álamos y Plaza de La Escandalera, Les Ménines de Valdés, 2005, p. 24, illustration of another example in colour
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the bronze is a darker tone in the original. The illustration fails to fully convey the three-dimensional volume apparent in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There are a number of scattered very fine unobtrusive scratches and tiny unobtrusive abrasions to the surface of the work. Some light oxidization is visible in the recessed areas scattered throughout the sculpture.
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