signed and dated 1958 (lower right)
oil on jute sacks
111 by 63cm., 43¾ by 24¾in.
"There are areas where the weave of the burlap has loosened or broken. This has resulted in a handful of minor holes scattered within the burlap (concentrated within the upper half of the work). There are various abrasions to the surface of the work as well as areas exhibiting light staining. Where there is a heavier impasto there are also examples of light surface cracking.
There appears to be an inherent repaired hole within the upper center of the work, covered by white paint. This hole appears to be stable.
Canvas is loose and exhibits a light wave.
Colours appear true to catalogue illustration.
Please note this work is framed. The canvas is leveled with the frame.
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"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1958/1959