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Francisco Matto (1911-1995)

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • Francisco Matto
  • Constructivo
  • Oil on canvas
  • Unframed: 19 3/4 by 15 3/4 in.; 50 by 42.5 cm
  • Framed: 26 by 22 1/4 in.; 66 by 56.5 cm
  • Painted in 1946.
signed and dated "46" on the reverse;
oil on canvas


Acquired from the artist


This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined and well-stretched. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. Under ultraviolet light inspection, minor spots of inpainting become apparent along each of the extreme edges, and a horizontal band of inpainting measuring approximately 1/4 inch in width becomes apparent along the extreme upper edge of the canvas, only in the areas of white pigment.
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