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Property from a Private Collection, Asia



Property from a Private Collection, Asia


1882 - 1963


oil on canvas

29.4 by 46cm., 11½ by 18in.

Framed: 46.5 by 63cm., 18¼ by 24¾in.

Painted circa 1960.

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The canvas is unlined. Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of retouching. There are a few scattered lines of craquelure throughout the work, largely in the lower half the composition, including one prominent line in the lower left quadrant at the lower edge which bears some associated paint loss. There are some further flecks of loss at the extreme edges in places, with a couple of match-head sized losses through the central passage and in the lower left quadrant. There is some minor paint shrinkage in the lower right corner. There are some possible lost tips in some of the thicker areas of impasto. There are also some accretions to the more raised areas of impasto. There is some surface dirt throughout.

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Sala Gaspar, Barcelona 

Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the above in 1975. Sold: Christie's, London, 5th February 2009, lot 474)

Private Collection, Switzerland (purchased at the above sale. Sold: Christie’s, Paris, 24th October 2014, lot 154)

Private Collection (purchased at the above sale. Sold: Christie's, New York, 12th November 2018, lot 325)

Purchased at the above sale by the present owner