stamped with the Artist's Estate stamp E.J Burra (lower right)
pencil on paper
unframed: 60.5 by 48cm., 23¾ by 18¾in.
framed: 75 by 62.5cm., 29½ by 24½in.
Executed circa 1934.
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Unexamined out of frame. The sheet does not appear to be fully laid down. There are a few creases and handling marks to the sheet, and a few flecks of foxing and staining in places. There is light surface dirt. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
There is a pencil drawing of a rowing boat on a beach to the verso.
The work is held behind glass in a stained wooden frame.
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Lady Ritchie of Dundee, Rye, Kent
Levefre Gallery, London
Sotheby's London, 3 July 2002, lot 245
Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
London, Levefre Gallery, Edward Burra: Drawings from the 1920s & 1930s, 10th June - 16th July 1993, cat. no.24, p.50, illustrated p.51