FRANK DOBSON, R.A. | HEAD OF A MAN
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP
FRANK DOBSON, R.A.
HEAD OF A MAN
signed and dated F Dobson 19 (lower left)
pencil, chalk, pastel, watercolour, gouache and wash on paper
unframed: 31.5 by 23.5cm., 12¼ by 9¼in.
framed: 49 by 40cm., 19 by 15¾in.
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Unexamined out of frame. The sheet does not appear to be laid down. The sheet undulates slightly in keeping with the Artist's materials. The left and upper edges of the sheet are deckled or neatly cut or torn. There are Artist's pinholes to the corner, with an associated pinhead mark at the upper right corner. There are a few tiny nicks to the edges of the sheet including to the upper left corner. There are a few perforations at the extreme lower edge only visible upon close inspection. There is possible historic restoration at the extreme lower right corner, only visible upon close inspection. There are one or two possible very minor instances of lifting to raised areas of paint. The above wear is in line with the age of the work. The sheet may be very slightly faded. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition with fresh vivid passages of colour throughout.
The work is floated and held behind glass in a stained wooden frame.
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Christie's, South Kensington, 15 December 2011, lot 19
London, Daniel Katz Gallery, True and Pure: Frank Dobson and Eric Gill Drawing from Life, 19 January - 26 February 2016, cat. no.1, p.73, illustrated p.15