Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
1912 - 1987
ELIZABETH-ANNE AU PIANO 'ÉTUDE DE CHOPIN'
Signed F. gall (lower left); signed F. Gall and inscribed Etude du piano (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
18⅛ by 15 in. (46 by 38.1 cm)
Framed: 26¾ by 24 in. (68 by 61 cm)
Painted in Paris circa 1972-75.
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Comité François Gall.
The canvas is not lined. The medium is bright and well preserved. There is minor frame abrasion and associated loss to all four edges. There are a few minor scratches to the figure's back. There is a pindot loss to the upper right corner. Under UV light: a thick layer of varnish is difficult to read through, but not inpainting is apparent. The work is in good condition.
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