Property from the Collection of Luce & Arthur Klein
Signed F. Gilot. (lower right); titled (on the stretcher)
Oil on canvas
6¾ by 8⅝ in. (17.1 by 21.9 cm)
Framed: 7 by 9¼ in. (17.8 by 23.5 cm)
Painted in London in 1963.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Françoise Gilot and it is registered in the artist’s archives.
This work is in very good condition. The canvas has not been lined. The surface is slightly dirty. There are several pin dot accretions, presumably transference from the frame, around the extreme edges of the canvas. There is some extremely minor pigment shrinkage in the black pigments in the lower left quadrant. Under UV light: there is a small area of inpainting on the center right edge.
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Acquired in Paris circa 1970