SIR CEDRIC MORRIS | ROOFTOPS, TAVIRA, PORTUGAL
SIR CEDRIC MORRIS
ROOFTOPS, TAVIRA, PORTUGAL
signed and dated ‘59
oil on canvas
76 by 101.5cm.; 30 by 40in.
The canvas is original and undulates slightly in places. There is a pattern of fine craquelure and cracking to areas throughout the composition, with a few instances of associated lifting. There are flecks of paint loss to the white tower at the right edge of the painting, with a few, more minor instances of specks of paint loss elsewhere. There are some Artists's pinholes present in the top left corner and along the lower half of the right edge. There is surface dirt to the work, and studio detritus and surface matter in places, with a few speckles of surface staining.
Inspection under Ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is presented in a simple painted wooden frame.
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The Artist from whom acquired by The Ixion Society, Ipswich, 1963
Acquired by the late owner in the late 1960s/early 1970s
Colchester, Minories Art Gallery, Paintings [by] Cedric Morris; paintings and sculpture [by the] New Ipswich Art Group, October 1959, cat. no.33;
Colchester, Minories Art Gallery, Retrospective Selection of Oil Paintings by Cedric Morris: Oil Paintings of Suffolk by Joe James, June - July 1963;
Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, Welsh Arts Council, Cedric Morris Retrospective, June – December 1968, cat. no.84, probably;
London, Tate, Cedric Morris, 28th March – 13th May 1984, cat. no.94, illustrated p.118 (where lent by Mrs Beth Chatto).