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JOHN PLUMB | COLOUR LADDER NO 4

JOHN PLUMB | COLOUR LADDER NO 4

JOHN PLUMB

1927-2008

COLOUR LADDER NO 4


signed, titled and dated 1970 on canvas stapled to the stretcher bar; also stamped with Estate stamp on the canvas overlap 

pencil, collage, oil and acrylic on canvas

182.5 by 61cm.; 71¾ by 24in.

The canvas appears original. There is some abrasion to the extreme upper and lower edges and to the extreme lower left corner. There are one or two instances of vertical very fine lines of cracking at the extreme edges, including to extreme right edge of the neon orange strip in the lower third, only visible upon close inspection. There are a very small number of extremely minor nicks to the edges of the horizontal strips, only visible upon close inspection. There is surface dirt, possible streaks of excess paint, instances of surface matter and accretions to the work. This excepting, the work appears in good overall condition.

Inspection under Ultraviolet light does not appear to reveal any obvious signs of retouching.


The work is presented in a simple painted wooden frame.


Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.


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The Estate of the Artist