THE KERRY WATERCOLOURS (IRELAND)
signed and dated 02
watercolour on paper
58 by 77cm.; 22¾ by 30¼in.
The sheet is adhered to the mount with two tabs of adhesive tape to the upper edges. All four edges are deckled, in keeping with the Artist's materials. There is a tiny speck of loss to the red pigment at the centre of the extreme lower edge. There is light staining at the extreme edges, in keeping with mount staining. This is not visible in the present mount. There are one or two tiny possible flecks of detritus and surface matter, and possible extremely minor surface dust in places. This excepting, the work appears in excellent overall condition, with strong vivid colours throughout.
The work is window mounted in a shaped mount. It is held behind glass in a painted wooden frame.
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Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, where acquired by the present owners
London, Broadbent Gallery, William Tillyer, 2002 - 2003 (details untraced).
John Yau, William Tillyer Watercolours, 21 Publishing, London, 2010, p.210-214.