SELF-PORTRAIT ON RUE DU PÔLE NORD
signed in Latin and dated 81 l.l.; further titled in Cyrillic and Latin, numbered 813 and dated on the reverse
oil on canvas
Canvas: 28¾ by 36¼in., 73 by 92cm
Framed: 38¾ by 46in., 98.5 by 117cm
Original canvas which is buckling throughout and slightly loose on its stretcher. There is a horizontal line running a quarter inch from the bottom of the canvas from a previous frame and there are frame abrasions with corresponding paint loss below this. More minor frame abrasions are visible along the other edges. There is a layer of surface dust and dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals an uneven varnish layer but no obvious signs of restoration. Held in a large painted and gilt tray frame.
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