PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
signed and dated 1976 (lower right)
oil on canvas
61 by 46cm., 24 by 18in.
The impasto is good. A handful of very minor accretions in some places. Scattered flecks of paint which appear to be inherent to the work. Example of this within the figure's hand. On very close inspection there are some very light cracks to the impasto particularly around the signature in the lower right hand corner and sporadically around the sides of the work as well as further minor instances elsewhere. Very minor scratches visible on very close inspection, largely within the background of the work. Two very minor surface marks along the lower left-hand edge.
Inspection under UV Light reveals a clouded varnish but no clear signs of restoration or repair. Possible stabilization of the surface.
This work is framed.
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Private Collection, France