Property from the Collection of the Late Robert Heller
THE BOXER'S DREAM
signed, titled and dated 1987 on the reverse; also signed and inscribed on the stretcher bar
oil on canvas
122 by 91.5cm.; 48 by 36in.
The canvas is original. There is some minor rubbing to the extreme edges in places. There is some minor flattening to impasto tips in the waves with further probable instances elsewhere. There is surface dirt and very minor accretions in places including to the extreme edges. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals fluorescence in keeping with the Artist's working methods and materials.
The work is floated in a stained wooden frame.
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Flowers Gallery, London
Lingen, Kunsthalle Lingen, Peter Howson Works 1982-2005, A Retrospective Encounter, 5th February - 17th April 2006.