signed l.r.: C. Watson
oil on canvas
117 by 140cm., 46 by 55in.
Original canvas in good overall condition. Some minor traces of craquelure relating to the stretcher bar verso visible near lower left corner, centre of lower edge, lower right corner and upper right corner.
Under ultraviolet light there appear to be no signs of retouching.
Held in a wooden box frame.
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Cleft Gallery, Donaghadee;
Pyms Gallery, London, where purchased by the present owner in 2004