IBOU DIOUF | LE ROYAUME BLEU D'ENFANCE
LE ROYAUME BLEU D'ENFANCE
signed (lower right); signed and dated 1974 (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
100 by 73cm., 39¼ by 28¾in.
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Structure: Canvas appears original. Stable.
Surface: There is a small network of light surface cracking (appears stable) to the leftmost figure's shoulder. Another network to black paint within the lower right-hand quadrant of the work. Possible further minor instances elsewhere. There is a very minor dent to the canvas approximately .5cm away from the upper right-hand edge, visible on very close inspection. Two light scratches to the centre right of the painting.
UV Light: Inspection under UV light shows no clear signs of restoration or repair.
Summary: This excepting, the work appears to be in very good condition.
This work is unframed.
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Private Collection, Switzerland