CRAIGIE AITCHISON, R.A.
oil on canvas
101.5 by 86.5cm.; 40 by 34¼in.
Executed in 1974-5.
The canvas is original. There are some tiny nicks and flecks of loss to the extreme upper edge, towards the upper left corner. There is some craquelure in places. There are stretcher bar marks to the upper edge. There is some abrasion and rubbing to the extreme corners. There are some minor scuffs and scratches in places. There is some light surface dirt throughout. This excepting the work appears to be in good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals some fluorescence in keeping with surface dirt.
The work is floated within a simple wooden tray frame.
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Gifted by the Artist to the present owners
Edinburgh, Scottish Arts Council, Craigie Aitchison: Recent Paintings, 21st June - 13th July 1975.