ALBERT IRVIN, R.A.
signed and dated '83 on the canvas overlap
acrylic on canvas
213.5 by 305cm.; 84 by 120¼in.
The canvas is original. The canvas undulates very slightly in one or two places, largely at the extreme edges. There are one or two very fine lines of craquelure, predominantly towards the edges. There is a small amount of rubbing to the overlap in places and to the extreme corners. There are areas of bubbling in the paint surface, largely to the thicker areas of paint, in keeping with the Artist's materials. There are possibly some tiny associated flecks of loss to these instances of bubbling. There is surface dirt and instances of studio matter to the work in places. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
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The work is unframed.
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Gimpel Fils, London, where acquired by the present owner in the early 1990s