MARINE OBSERVATION POST
inscribed with colour notes
pencil and watercolour on paper
unframed: 58.5 by 45.5cm.; 23 by 18¼in.
framed: 74.5 by 62.5cm.; 29¼ by 24½in.
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The sheet is attached to the mount with two strips of adhesive tape to the upper edge. The lower sheet edge is folded under by approx. 4.5cm. The left edge is unevenly trimmed, and the upper and right edges are somewhat rough. There is a horizontal crease running through the centre of the sheet. There is a diagonal crease running across the lower portion of the sheet and some further creasing to the lower edge. There are a few small horizontal tears extending from the right edge, two of which have been stabilised with postage stamps to the reverse. There are Artist's pinholes to the corners and edges of the work. There are a couple of further nicks to the extreme edges of the sheet. The sheet undulates slightly. There are scattered marks of foxing throughout. There is mount staining to the edges. There is time staining to the work. There is dirt, studio detritus and specks of surface matter to the work.
The work is presented in a canvas slip in a wooden frame under glass.
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The Estate of the Artist
The Fine Art Society, London, where acquired by the present owner in 1988
We are grateful to James Russell for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.