Lot 107
  • 107

ANTO CARTE | Maternité

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 EUR
bidding is closed

Description

  • Anto Carte
  • Maternit√©
  • oil on paper laid down on masonite
  • 99 x 74 cm; 39 x 29 1/8 in.
  • Executed in 1927.

Provenance

Taf Wallet, Belgium (gift of the artist in the 1950s and thence by descent)
Sale: Galerie Moderne, Brussels, April 16, 2002, lot 724
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Condition

Executed on cream wove paper, laid down on masonite. There are artist's pinholes at several points to the upper and lower extreme edges. There is a milky varnish preventing UV light from fully penetrating, however examination under UV light appears to reveal a repaired tear with associated retouching running vertically from upper edge to lower edge across the nude woman. There are two smaller vertical repaired tears (approx. 8 cm long) with associated retouching to the left part of the upper edge and a few further tiny dots of retouching in areas, most predominately along the extreme edges. There is a small area with a repaired tear to the upper part of the left edge. There are a few flyspots in places. There is some frame rubbing along the extreme edges. This work is in overall good condition and could benefit from a light clean.
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