Property from a Private Collection, Spain
1902 - 1982
Signed Wifredo Lam and dated 1951 (lower right)
Pen and ink on paper
13¾ by 10⅛ in. (34.9 by 25.7 cm)
Framed: 22 by 19 in. (55.9 by 48.3 cm)
Executed in 1951.
This work is in good condition, taking its age into account. The sheet is affixed to the mat in each of the extreme corners. A fine line of intermittent pinpoint spots of foxing measuring three inches horizontally is present in the lower center. A few faint circular spots of surface discoloration are present in the upper quadrants surrounding the figures. Two minor repaired tears are present, one horizontal 1-inch at the upper right edge, and one horizontal 1/2 inch at the center left edge. A very faint diagonal crease mark is present through the lower quadrants of the work.
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Private Collection, Mexico
A gift from the above in 1987