GEEVOR TIN MINE
wax crayon, pencil and ink on paper
34 by 25.5cm; 13¼ by 10in.
Executed in 1942.
The sheet has been laid down on canvas. The left and lower edges are unevenly cut. There are one or two possible Artist's pinholes in the extreme upper right and lower right corners. There is some slight rounding to the extreme corners of the sheet, and there are some tiny nicks and dents to the extreme edges of the sheet. There is some slight craquelure in the thicker areas of black pigment, with one match-head sized loss towards the lower edge, with one or two smaller instances elsewhere. There are a couple of handling marks along the left edge. There is light surface dirt throughout and some evidence of studio matter.
The sheet is held within a linen slip in a carved wooden frame, behind glass.
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