Lot 167
  • 167

Manabu Mabe (1924-1997)

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • Manabu Mabe
  • Untitled
  • signed and dated¬†61¬†lower left; also signed and dated on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 73 by 73 in.
  • 185 by 185 cm

Provenance

Acquired from the artist
Pan American Union Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Private Collection, Washington, D.C.
Thence by descent to the present owner

Condition

This work is in good condition overall. The canvas is well-stretched on a new stretcher. The media layer is stable. There are two three-inch reinforcements applied to the reverse of the work, one near the exact center, the other at the upper center. Under ultraviolet examination, isolated areas of inpainting become apparent in the following areas: a two inch vertical area in the upper center quadrant; one three-inch and one one-inch vertical retouch in the lower left quadrant; one three inch horizontal retouch at the center left edge; a thin six-inch vertical retouch in the upper left quadrant; a three inch vertical retouch in the central quadrant corresponding to the reinforcement on the reverse of the work. Additional retouching is present along each of the four edges, corresponding to the shape of the previous stretcher.
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