FLOWERS FOR THE COOL AIR
signed and dated 58
oil and ripolin on paper laid on card
42 by 53.5cm.; 16½ by 21in.
The sheet has been fully laid down onto a backing card, which is, in turn, adhered to the mount. The upper, left and right edges have been evenly cut. There is a small tear to the extreme lower left corner with an associated loss to the sheet. There is a loss to the lower left extreme edge. There are fine lines of reticulation in places to the black pigment, and to the far right yellow stem, to the central pink flower and to the far left brown flower. There is a pattern of rippling to thicker areas of oil and ripolin, in keeping with the Artist's working methods and materials. There is surface dirt and instances of accretions, surface matter and studio detritus. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals fluorescence in line with the Artist's working methods and materials, and on obvious signs of retouching.
The work is floated and held behind glass in a painted wooden frame.
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Gimpel Fils, London, where acquired by the present owner