signed and dated c. 1960 (lower right)
red chalk and gouache
24 by 36cm., 9½ by 14¼in.
Uneven discolouration of paper throughout. Three edges of the paper are cut and one is decked. Light wrinkles in places and the paper undulates slightly. Micro tears along the edges of the paper in places. There are a handful of minor punctures to the paper within the lower half of the work. There is a horizontal tear measuring approximately 7cm. long within the lower left hand quadrant of the work.
There are two pieces of masking tape adhered to the reverse of the work. One within the centre of the work and the other to the reverse of the tear in the lower left quadrant. These strips manifest on the recto in the form of black surface marks. Scattered surface marks and water marks.
This work is framed and adhered to its mount using adhesive strips.
Colours are true to catalogue illustration.
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Acquired by the present owner in 1994