NIKOLAI MIKHAILOVICH ROMADIN
signed in Cyrillic l.r.; further signed, titled and dated 1955 on the reverse
oil on artist's board
42.5 by 50cm, 16¾ by 19¾in.
The board is slightly bowed. There are frame abrasions with associated paint loss along the edges. There are losses to the corners of the support as well as to the right of the top edge and to the middle of the bottom edge. Pinholes can be seen to the left of the top edge and towards the middle of the right edge. There is a horizontal scratch and a few minor flecks of paint loss to the foliage towards the middle of the top edge. Some further minor flecks of paint loss are visible in places. There is a fine horizontal crack to the upper left edge. Paint shrinkage can be seen along the top edge. There is a layer of surface dirt with spots of dirt in places. Inspection under UV light reveals some minor retouching to the aforementioned losses to the support. Held in a gold-painted wooden frame behind Plexiglass. Unexamined out of frame.
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