JOHN R. GRABACH | SUNLIGHT
JOHN R. GRABACH
1886 - 1981
signed John R. Grabach. (lower right); also signed again (along the tacking edge); also titled (on an original label affixed to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
36 ⅛ by 42 ⅛ inches
(91.8 by 107 cm)
The canvas is slightly slack on its stretchers and appears to be bulging in select areas accordingly. There are frame abrasions along the extreme outer edges and surface cracking throughout. Under UV: the work retains an uneven varnish layer, likely original to the work and consistent with the artist's technique. Although some pigments read strongly, they appear to be the artist's original.
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