mixed media on canvas
65 by 54cm.; 25½ by 21¼in.
Executed circa 1968.
This work is in good condition. There is very light craquelure visible in parts due to the artist's choice of heave impasto. There are few small spots of paint loss on top left, upper left, extreme left, centre, centre right and lower right. There is a larger spot of paint loss in the centre with rubbing marks on the outer edges with ensuing small spots of medium loss. Except for the medium loss in the centre, all other losses are only visible upon closer inspection. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.
The catalogue illustration is very accurate.
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Private Collection, Beirut
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2017