signed with initials and dated 56
oil on board
61 by 32.5cm.; 24 by 12¾in.
The board appears sound. There is a very small nick to the lower edge with a few instances of very minor abrasion to the extreme edges in places with possible associated tiny specks of loss. There are instances of very small accretions within the paint surface in places, flecks of staining, visible upon close inspection, and some light surface dirt in places. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals scattered spots of fluorescence to the work, some of which may be in line with the Artist's working methods and some of which may be retouching. Any retouching has been very sensitively executed.
The work is floated and held behind glass in a painted wooden frame.
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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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The Estate of the Artist
Sale, Sotheby's London, 1st April 2014, lot 85, where acquired by the present owner