LAURENCE STEPHEN LOWRY, R.A.
STUDY OF A NUDE
pencil on paper
54 by 37.5cm.; 21¼ by 14¾in.
Executed circa 1906.
The work is attached to the mount with strips of adhesive tape to the upper edge. The left edge is cut evenly, the right edge is cut unevenly, and the lower edge is deckled. The upper edge is obscured by the adhesive tape. There are two repaired tears to the left edge of the sheet and a few small nicks to the right edge of the sheet, some of which have been stabilised with paper and adhesive on the reverse, with associated staining to these areas. There are two puncture holes to the left of the figure. The sheet undulates slightly. There is light creasing to the sheet. There are a couple of light dots of foxing underneath the figure's proper left knee with possible further instances elsewhere. There is general staining to the sheet. There is light smudging to the sheet and handling marks to the extreme edges. There is some dust and studio detritus to the surface of the work. This excepting, the work appears to be in good overall condition.
The work is window mounted and presented in a painted wooden frame under glass.
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Acquired by the present owners by the 1970s