Annely Juda Fine Art, London Private Collection Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 2007) Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007
"Although Hockney travelled widely during the early seventies... his devotion to drawing was such that he returned to his London studio with sketchbooks filled with drawings (Ulrich Luckhardt, 'Still Life 1970-73', in: Ulrich Luckhardt and Paul Melia, Eds., David Hockney: A Drawing Retrospective, London 1995, p. 130).
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is lighter and brighter in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the backing mount in the upper two corners. Very close inspection reveals some light and unobtrusive handling to the right vertical edge and to all four extreme corner tips.
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