Property from the Antoinette and Patrick Murphy Collection
ALBERT IRVIN, R.A.
signed and dated '08 on the canvas overlap
acrylic on canvas
183 by 152.5cm.; 75 by 60in.
The canvas is original. There is some light rubbing to the extreme edges and some very minor abrasion at the extreme corners. There are fine lines of cracking to the green pigment in the upper left quadrant with some possible tiny associated lifting to the thicker areas of paint. There is reticulation to the work in places, most visible in the pale pink pigment. There are air bubbles in keeping with the materials. There is surface dirt and studio matter throughout. This excepting, the work appears in very good condition.
The work is unframed.
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Gimpel Fils, London, where acquired by the present owners