Lot 205
  • 205

R. B. Kitaj

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
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Description

  • R. B. Kitaj
  • Welcome Every Dread Delight
  • signed twice on the stretcher bar
  • oil and collage on canvas
  • 152.5 by 122cm.; 60 by 48in.
  • Executed in 1962.

Provenance

New London Gallery, London
Robert Fraser Gallery, London
Marlborough Fine Art, London
Sale, Christie's London, 19th July 1968, lot 148

Exhibited

London, Marlborough Fine Art, R.B. Kitaj : Pictures with Commentary, Pictures Without Commentary, February 1963, cat. no.12, illustrated.

Literature

R.B. Kitaj, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover and The Boymans Museum, Rotterdam, 23rd January - 25th February 1970, exh. cat., illustrated no.122 (detail).

Condition

Unexamined out of frame. Original canvas. There are slight horizontal stretcher bar marks to the top and bottom edges. There is craquelure throughout the composition, most visible in the upper half, but also appearing elsewhere. There are two small areas of loss, the first of which is in the upper left corner, and the second the top centre of the right hand edge. Ultraviolet light reveals areas of fluorescence and possible retouchings in the upper left quadrant. Housed behind Perspex in a thin gilt wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame. Please contact the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present lot.
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