signed and dated 1989 (lower left)
76 by 51cm., 30 by 20in.
Please note that there appears to be areas of light foxing/discolouration throughout the work, particularly to the background. Minor abrasions and areas of associated minor surface loss along the framing edges of the work, particularly the upper edge with further examples elsewhere (ie: around the central figures left elbow.) Light wear to the corners of the work, on close inspection. Areas along framing edges exhibit some clear residue. Microtears in various places along edges. Further light abrasion/scratch located between the legs of the central figure, measuring approx 5cm. long, possible further instances elsewhere. This excepting, the work appears to be in good condition.
Please note that the blue tones within the catalogue illustration appear slightly darker.
This work is framed.
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Acquired by the present owner in 1994