View full screen - View 1 of Lot 236. SAM FRANCIS | UNTITLED.





1923 - 1994


signed on the reverse

watercolour and gouache on paper

115 by 68 cm. 45¼ by 26¾ in.

framed: 128.8 by 94 cm. 50¾ by 37 in.

Executed in 1959.

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This work is in good condition. The sheet is laid down on board. There are two artist’s pinholes to the upper edge. Very close inspection reveals some networks of unobtrusive drying cracks in isolated places to the yellow pigment. There are a few faint rub marks in places towards the upper edge, only visible under raking light. Visible when examined out of the frame is wear to the outer edges, with dog ears to all four corners and a few nicks and paper lifting in places to the extreme edges. The sheet has discoloured over time and there is some further frame discolouration along the edges, most notably along the right edge. Very close inspection reveals a few short and unobtrusive tears in places along the edges. Close inspection reveals two repaired tears; one to the left edge, approximately 20 cm from the lower left corner and another to the lower edge, approximately 10cm from the lower left corner. There is a further tear to the lower left corner.

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Kornfeld und Klipstein, Bern

Agenzia d'Arte Moderna, Roma

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1970