THE FIRST STEP
signed and dated Owais 1957 in Arabic
oil on canvas
98.5 by 77cm.; 38⅜ by 30¼in.
This work is in good condition. There is minor hairline craquelure throughout, mostly visible upon closer inspection and inherent of the artist's choice of medium, working process and the age of the work. The canvas was relined recently. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.
The catalogue illustration is very accurate.
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Medina Art Gallery, Tangier
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2010
Alexandria, Municipalite D'Alexandrie - Musée des Beaux-Arts, Deuxième Biennale de la Méditerranée, 28 December 1957 - 15 March 1958
Exh. Cat., Alexandria, Municipalite D'Alexandrie - Musee des Beaux-Arts, Deuxième Biennale de la Méditerranée, 28 December 1957 - 15 March 1958, pp. 14, 38 & n.p., illustrated