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LEONORA CARRINGTON | STUDY FOR "AND THEN WE SAW THE DAUGHTER OF THE MINOTAUR"
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD
LEONORA CARRINGTON (1917 - 2011)
STUDY FOR "AND THEN WE SAW THE DAUGHTER OF THE MINOTAUR"
Signed Leonora Carrington (lower right)
Pencil on paper
11 by 8½ in. (27.9 by 21.6 cm)
Framed: 16¼ by 14⅛ in. (41.3 by 35.9 cm)
We are grateful to Dr. Harold Gabriel Weisz Carrington for confirming the authenticity of this work.
Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is mounted at the upper left and upper right corners of its verso. The typed words 'trabajo geografico' are written on the verso of the sheet. There are scattered handling creases throughout the sheet, in addition a larger three inch crease across the top right corner of the sheet. There is a minor mat stain to all four edges, as well as some additional scattered staining across the sheet. There is a pinhole loss to the sheet in the lower left corner. Along the top edge there are two tears measuring 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch, respectively. This work is in overall good condition.
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Brewster Arts Limited, New York (acquired by 1998)
Acquired from the above in 2005