GEORGE SPENCER WATSON, R.A., R.O.I.
A STUDY FROM LIFE
signed and dated l.r.: G. Spencer Watson/ 1928; signed and inscribed on the stretcher: G Spencer Watson A.R.A./ 20 Holland Park...
oil on canvas
painting: 96 by 51cm., 38 by 20in.
framed: 116 by 71cm., 45¾ by 28in.
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Original canvas. Some areas of very fine craquelure visible only on close inspection, notably to the figure's arm and the red background. Otherwise the work appears to be in good overall condition.
UV light inspection reveals a small speck of retouching to the figure's cheek and nose. Some minor flecked retouching to her arm and breast. Some areas of retouching to the background in the lower portion of the work. A thick layer of opaque varnish.
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Sale: Sotheby's, Belgravia, 11 December 1979, lot 218, as A Study from Nature;
Louise Whitford Gallery, London;
Sale: Christie's, London, 31st May 2012, lot 32