1898 - 1980
THE WATERMELON MERCHANT
signed in Hebrew (lower right)
painted circa 1940
oil on canvas
13½ by 16⅛ in.
34.5 by 41 cm.
See note for lot 38.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Professor Hemi Gutman.
This work is in good condition. Retouching is apparent when viewed under UV light along the edges, by top right corner and in areas of former creasing or scratches along figure's hat and feet.
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