Property from the Antoinette and Patrick Murphy Collection
DAVID NASH, R.A.
EMPEROR OF JAPAN
height: 28cm.; 11in.
The sculpture consists of three pieces of carved wood that slot together to constitute the sculpture in its entirety. There is a vertical segment crack to the uppermost element, with a few further more minor cracks elsewhere, in keeping with the Artist's materials. There are a few minor nicks, chips and working cuts to the wood, in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There are some faint speckles of probable mould towards the base of the wood. There are a few very small flecks of paint and some further instances of surface matter and detritus. There is surface dirt to the work in places. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The work is freestanding.
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Kilkenny Art Gallery, Kilkenny, where acquired by the present owners in 1982
Kilkenny, Kilkenny Art Gallery, David Nash, 1982 (details untraced).