Property from the Antoinette and Patrick Murphy Collection
GILLIAN AYRES, R.A.
signed; also signed, titled and dated 2003 on the reverse
oil on canvas
91.5 by 91.5cm.; 36 by 36in.
The canvas is original. There are some fine lines of reticulation across the surface of the work, almost exclusively in the black pigment. There are one or two very fine lines of craquelure elsewhere, largely in the lower left corner. There are one or two tiny losses to the impasto tips in the upper right quadrant with a couple more further instances elsewhere. There is some evidence of studio matter and surface dirt throughout. This excepting, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is unframed.
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Acquired directly from the Artist by the present owners in 2003
Dublin, Hillsboro Fine Art, Gillian Ayres, Recent Paintings, May - June 2006.