signed and dated 1974 (lower right)
oil on board
91.5 by 121cm., 36 by 47½in.
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Structure: There are tears to the board (of various lengths) along all four sides as well as various punctures and associated losses in the same area. The board appears to be slightly warped. Light to moderate wear to corners.
Surface: There are minor surface cracks throughout the work. There is a nail that protrudes on the recto within the second white circle from the right. There are some minor surface losses in places as well as an area of light residue/surface marks to the neck of the rightmost figure. The work would benefit from a light cleaning.
UV Light: Inspection under UV light reveals no clear signs of restoration or repair.
This work is framed.
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Private Collection, Nigeria
Thence by descent