1923 - 2002
signed and dated 64
gouache and ink on paper
Sheet: 25¾ by 19¾ in. (66.5 by 50 cm.)
This work is in very good condition overall. The edges are deckled. There is very minor undulation to the sheet, visible along the edges and upon close inspection. There is minor discoloration to the sheet, most notably along the left edge, visible upon close inspection. There are faint staple marks along the upper and lower edges, visible under raking light and upon close inspection. There is minor stable craquelure to small areas of thicker impasto, visible upon close inspection. Unframed.
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Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Acquavella Galleries, New York
Private Collection, New York
Yseult and Tanguy Riopelle, Jean Paul Riopelle: Catalogue Raisonné, Tome 3, 1960 - 1965, Montreal 2009, p. 326, no. 1964.054P.1964, illustrated in color