R. B. KITAJ, R.A.
signed, titled, dated 1966? and dedicated on the reverse
moulded plastic and oil on plywood
79 by 79 by 31cm.; 31 by 31 by 12¼in.
Executed circa 1966.
The plastic element appears to be securely adhered to the plywood base and the work appears to be sound. There are some minor nicks and chips to the extreme edges of the board in places. There is some very minor rounding to the extreme edges and corners. There are some minor scratches to both the plastic element and the wooden base, and there are some minor associated flecks of loss to the wooden base in places. There is a pinhole to the top of the mountain. There are some very light scuffs in places. There are some handling marks to the extreme edges and there is some light surface dirt throughout. The work is in good overall condition.
The work is freestanding.
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Gifted by the Artist to the present owner
Francis Marshall, 'Lives of the Engineers: Visualizations of the Industrial Revolution in the Work of R.B. Kitaj', in Visual Culture in Britain, Vol.15, 2014, issue 1, illustrated.