By the Window
bearing the artist's studio label on the stretcher
oil on canvas
100 by 80cm, 39½ by 31½in.
Original canvas which is slightly slack on its stretcher and is buckling in places. There are minor frame abrasions with associated paint loss along the edges. Some isolated cracks are visible in places. Minor areas of paint shrinkage are visible to the dark green impasto. There is a light layer of surface dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals no obvious signs of retouching. Held in a black simple wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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Acquired directly from the artist