OCTOBER 5, REVISION OF AUGUST 11.
signed, titled and dated '98
pencil and gouache on paper
sheet: 85 by 56.5cm.; 33½ by 22¼in.
The sheet is attached to the mount with adhesive tabs at the corners and at intervals elsewhere. The sheet undulates slightly in places. There is a light horizontal scuff to the work in the blue pigment to the lower left corner, with a further faint diagonal scuff across the blue and green pigment to the upper left of centre with a further more minor instance to the blue pigment to the centre of the right edge, with one or two possible extremely minor instances elsewhere. There are a small number of tiny, faint rubs, only visible upon close inspection. There are one or two very faint scuffs to the edge of the overall sheet, and a fleck of possible foxing at the extreme lower edge. There is light dust and a few specks of surface matter to the work. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition, with fresh and vivid colours throughout.
The work is presented in a metal and wooden frame under glass.
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Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Offer Waterman, London, where acquired by the present owner
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Bridget Riley: Works 1961 - 1998, 10th November 1998 - 31st January 1999.