Lot 493
  • 493

Janet Fish (b. 1938)

25,000 - 35,000 USD
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  • Janet Fish (b. 1938)
  • Vase Before a Window, 1996
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas: 42 by 75 in. (106.7 by 190.5 cm.); Framed: 43 1/2 by 76 1/4 in. (110.5 by 193.7 cm.)
oil on canvas; signed and dated '96'


DC Moore Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1997


New York, DC Moore Gallery, 'Janet Fish: Recent Paintings and Watercolors,' February - March 1998, p. 7, illustrated 


This work is in very good condition overall. There are scattered pinpoint accretions throughout, visible upon close inspection. There is minor rubbing with associated pigment loss to some of the extreme turning edges, visible upon close inspection. There is a 1/8 pigment loss to the upper right corner and to the leaves of the purple flower to the left in the center vase, visible upon close inspection. There are areas of scattered, stable craquelure throughout, visible upon close inspection under raking light and Ultraviolet light inspection. Under Ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.
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