1952 - 2017
signed and dated 84 on the reverse
acrylic on mountboard
board: 76 by 55.3 cm. 30 by 21⅝ in.
frame: 78.5 by 58 cm. 23 by 22⅞ in.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals some wear with associated dog ears to all four corner tips and a minute nick at the centre of the extreme lower edge. Extremely close inspection reveals a pin prick sized speck of unobtrusive superficial loss towards the centre of the lower right quadrant. Further extremely close inspection reveals a few minute surface abrasions at the lower centre of the right hand edge and two fine shallow scratches with associated minute and superficial specks of loss towards the centre of the left edge underneath the cat's whisker. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra violet light.
Please note, Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
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Anna Friebe Gallery, Cologne
Private Collection, Germany
Acquired from the above by the present owner