Property from the Collection of the Late Robert Heller
PORTRAIT OF A COMPOSER (2)
signed, titled and dated 1987 on the reverse
oil on canvas
91.5 by 91.5cm.; 36 by 36in.
The canvas is original. There are very fine lines of reticulation to the black pigment in a few places, with a small number of isolated instances in other pigments, including to the green. There are one or two very faint scuffs and some light surface dirt and a few minor instances of studio detritus and matter in places. This excepting, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals fluorescence in keeping with the Artist's working methods and materials and no obvious signs of retouching.
The work is held in a painted wooden frame.
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