View full screen - View 1 of Lot 172. ALAN DAVIE | RED SCRUBBER.







signed and dated 1960 on the reverse

oil on canvas

unframed: 23 by 31cm.; 9 by 12in.

framed: 37.5 by 45cm.; 14¼ by 17¼in.

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The canvas appears original. There is some minor wear and surface dirt to the edges of the work. There is some further minor surface dirt, most evident in the white areas. There are a few spots of staining to the work, most evident towards the left edge. There are one or two possible flattened impasto tips. There are a few specks of matter and studio detritus to the work in places. This excepting, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.

Inspection under Ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.

The work is presented in a wooden frame with canvas slip, held under glass.

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Gimpel Fils, London

Private Collection, London, from whom acquired by the present owner in 2014

London, The Mall Galleries, The Discerning Eye, 18th – 28th November 2004, cat. no.5/27.