HAKIM AL AKEL
THE SYMBOLIC HISTORY OF ARABIA FELIX
each: signed in Arabic; signed, titled and dated 1994 in Arabic on the reverse
watercolour on paper, in four parts
each: 75 by 25cm.; 29½ by 9⅞in. overall: 75 by 100cm.; 29½ by 39⅜in.
This work is in very good condition. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.
The catalogue illustration is fairly accurate as the overall tonality is less intensive red and tends more towards a brick red in the original work.
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Collection of the artist, Saudi Arabia
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner