BEFORE SUNRISE, APRIL
signed and dated 2011 on the reverse
oil on canvas
30 by 80cm.; 12 by 31½in.
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The canvas appears original. There is some flattening to some of the impasto tips. There is a possible loss to the impasto tips towards the centre of the left half of the lower edge. There is some very light dust and studio detritus and specks of surface matter to the work. This excepting, the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
Inspection under Ultraviolet light does not appear to reveal any obvious signs of retouching. There is some fluorescence, in keeping with the Artist's materials.
The work is presented unframed.
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Acquired directly from the Artist by the present owners, 26th April 2011