ABED ABDI | DON QUICHOTTE RIDING NEITHER A DONKEY NOR A HORSE
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
DON QUICHOTTE RIDING NEITHER A DONKEY NOR A HORSE
signed A. Abdi '67; signed and dated on the reverse
oil on board
70.5 by 51.5 cm.; 27¾ by 20¼ in.
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This work is in good condition. There appear to be pinpoints of paint loss on the upper left corner, the central left edge, and the outer right edge of the canvas of the panel due to a former frame abrasion. There appears to be slight hairline craquelure on the central figure. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.
The catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, with the overall tonality tending towards a browner shade and the blues not being as prominent in the original work.
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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner