UNTITLED (SEATED TORSO)
signed and dated '60
pencil on paper
unframed: 56 by 76.5cm.; 22 by 30in.
framed: 77.5 by 94.5cm.; 30½ by 37¼in.
Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
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The work is attached to the mount with strips of adhesive tape to the upper and lower edges on the reverse. The sheet undulates, most evident at and towards the upper edge. There is some very light creasing towards the corners of the left-hand side, and to the centre of the right edge, with possible more minor instances elsewhere. There is a possible smudge below the left proper knee, with two or three handling marks visible. There are some tiny flecks of foxing to the sheet. There is some light surface dirt and a few instances of studio detritus to the work. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The work is window mounted and presented in a painted wooden frame under glass.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Laing Galleries, Toronto, where acquired by Walter Carsen in the 1960s and thence by descent to the present owner
We are grateful to Margaret Garlake for her kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.