Lot 10
  • 10

CECIL SKOTNES | King and Two Councillors

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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Description

  • Cecil Skotnes
  • King and Two Councillors
  • signed (lower right)
  • carved, incised and painted wood panel
  • 182.5 by 150.5cm., 72 by 59┬╝in.

Provenance

Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1965
Arts & Antiques Group, Amsterdam, The Peter Stuyvesant Collection, 2 July 2012, lot 9
Purchased at above sale by the present owner

Literature

Frieda Harmsen, Cecil Skotnes, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 1996, illustrated p. 22

Condition

The work is comprised of vertical wooden panels fitted together, and there are six vertical cracks running upwards from the base to the centre of the work, where the panels that comprise the work join, as is typical with this artist's work. The longest crack, to the bottom right-hand quadrant of the work, measures approximately 50cm. long. Three of these cracks within the lower centre of the work appear to have been repaired. There are several surface marks and areas of minor surface loss across the centre of the work to the black raised relief, as is visible in the catalogue illustration. The most noticeable loss being to the centre of the work and measuring approximately 5mm. wide. Otherwise, overall the work appears to be in good condition.
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