The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although they fail to fully convey the metallic nature of the brass support.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges. Under raking light, some scattered surface abrasions, minor scratches, faint pinpoint drop accretions and light handling marks are visible throughout, most notably in the center of the left side. There is some light tarnishing to the brass which appears inherent to the artist's working method and chosen medium.
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