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HATIM ELMEKKI | I. EROTIQUE AU BOUC (EROTIC WITH BEARD) II. ELLE ET LUI (HIM AND HER) III. EROTIQUE INDIENNE (INDIAN EROTIC) IV. EROTIQUE AVEC HERAKLÈS (EROTIC WITH HERAKLES)

Estimate:

18,000

to
- 22,000 GBP

HATIM ELMEKKI | I. EROTIQUE AU BOUC (EROTIC WITH BEARD) II. ELLE ET LUI (HIM AND HER) III. EROTIQUE INDIENNE (INDIAN EROTIC) IV. EROTIQUE AVEC HERAKLÈS (EROTIC WITH HERAKLES)

HATIM ELMEKKI | I. EROTIQUE AU BOUC (EROTIC WITH BEARD) II. ELLE ET LUI (HIM AND HER) III. EROTIQUE INDIENNE (INDIAN EROTIC) IV. EROTIQUE AVEC HERAKLÈS (EROTIC WITH HERAKLES)

Estimate:

18,000

to
- 22,000 GBP

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, UK

HATIM ELMEKKI

1918 - 2003

Tunisian

I. EROTIQUE AU BOUC (EROTIC WITH BEARD)

II. ELLE ET LUI (HIM AND HER)

III. EROTIQUE INDIENNE (INDIAN EROTIC) 

IV. EROTIQUE AVEC HERAKLÈS (EROTIC WITH HERAKLES)


i-ii, iv. signed elmekki

iii. signed elmekki and dated '50

i-iv. charcoal on paper

each: 65 by 50 cm.; 25½ by 19¾ in.

i-ii, iv. Executed in 1950. 


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I.

Condition:

This work is in very good condition. There are minor scattered marks of humidity inherent to the aging of the paper. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.


Colour:

The catalogue illustration is fairly accurate. The catalogue illustration does not convey the stronger contrast in the original work. The overall tonality of the paper tends more towards beige in the original work.


II.

Condition:

This work is in very good condition. There are minor scattered marks of humidity inherent to the aging of the paper. There is a slight tear on the lower left area of the paper. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.


Colour:

The catalogue illustration is fairly accurate. The catalogue illustration does not convey the stronger contrast in the original work. The overall tonality of the paper tends more towards beige in the original work.


III.

Condition:

This work is in very good condition. There appears to be a minor pinpoint of a brown stain on the left male figure. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.


Colour:

The catalogue illustration is fairly accurate. The catalogue illustration does not convey the stronger contrast in the original work. The overall tonality of the paper tends more towards beige in the original work.


IV.

Condition:

This work is in very good condition. There are minor scattered marks of humidity inherent to the aging of the paper. There is a slight tear on the central right edge. The paper is slightly undulated on the bottom left edge. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.


Colour:

The catalogue illustration is fairly accurate. The overall tonality of the paper tends more towards beige in the original work.


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Collection of the family of the artist, Tunisia

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2010 

i-ii, iv. Jean Goujon, Ed., Hatim Elmekki ou la Tentation du péché, Tunis 1980, p. 110, p. 83, p. 82, illustrated / in colour