signed on a label affixed to the reverse
oilstick and graphite on paper mounted to panel, in artist's frame
framed: 52½ by 41½ in. 133.4 by 105.4 cm.
Executed in 2017.
This work is in very good condition overall. The top and bottom edges of the sheet are deckled. Under very close inspection, there are a few soft creases at the extreme edges, inherent to the artist's working method and chosen medium. Under very close inspection and raking light, there is an area of drying cracks 8.5- inches from the right edge and 16.5-inches from the top edge. A very light and unobtrusive layer of dust has adhered to the surface. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed in an artist's frame.
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Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels
Acquired from the above by the present owner