signed and dated 1951 (lower right)
gouache on paper
48 by 50cm., 18¾ by 19¾in.
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Structure: The drawing is attached to the mount on the reverse using strips of old tape. The work exhibits some light warping, particularly within the upper quadrants. There are a handful of minor tears along the edges of the work, the largest measuring approximately 2cm. There appear to be three examples, along the left, bottom and right-hand edges, where minor tears have been repaired on the reverse using tape.
Light wrinkles in places. The work also exhibits light fold marks, with the two most visible creases running horizontally across the top and bottom quadrants. There is a very small pinhole within the upper right-hand quadrant of the work. The reverse of the work exhibits evidence of acid discolouration throughout.
This work is framed and has been examined outside of its frame.
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Private Collection, Israel
Thence by descent