SIR CEDRIC MORRIS | STILL LIFE (CLEMATIS, KNIPHOFIA AND HOLLYHOCK)
SIR CEDRIC MORRIS
STILL LIFE (CLEMATIS, KNIPHOFIA AND HOLLYHOCK)
signed and dated 44
oil on canvas
74 by 61.5cm.; 29 by 24¼in.
The canvas is original and undulates slightly. There is a pattern of fine craquelure and cracking to the paint in the centre top and lower corners, with further lines visible to the sky, to the open pink flower, and to the lower left quadrant, with a few furthermore minor instances elsewhere. There is some possible lifting to the paint in the lower left corner. There are a few flecks of paint loss to the tree in the background of the composition, with a few possible more minor instances elsewhere. There is surface dirt and matter to the work. This excepting, the work appears in good overall condition.
Inspection under Ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is presented in a painted wooden frame.
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Acquired by the late owner in the mid-1970s