CRAIGIE AITCHISON, R.A.
RELIGIOUS PAINTING II
oil on canvas
61 by 51cm.; 24 by 20in.
Executed in 1977.
The canvas is original. The canvas undulates very slightly in places. The paint surface is quite thin and slightly worn in places in keeping with the Artist's working methods and intentions. There is one isolated area of craquelure in the upper right quadrant directly above the circular shape in the centre of the composition. There are one or two minor accretions. There is some very light surface dirt.This excepting, the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals fluorescence, in keeping with the Artist's working methods.
The work is held within a simple wooden frame.
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Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, where acquired by the family of the present owners in 1979
Cambridge, Kettle's Yard, Craigie Aitchison, 3rd March – 1st April 1979, cat. no.13.