FRANK DOBSON, R.A.
STUDY FOR LEISURE II
pastel and chalk on paper
unframed: 38 by 28cm., 15 by 11in.
framed: 46 by 36cm., 18 by 14in.
Executed circa 1946.
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Unexamined out of frame. The sheet does not appear to be fully laid down. There are Artist's pinholes to the corners. There are one or two very minor nicks to the extreme edges of the sheet. The edges of the sheet appear to be neatly torn or cut. The sheet undulates slightly. There is probable very minor creasing to one or two places. There are one or two flecks of foxing and staining and some possible very minor staining to the extreme edges. There are a few very minor instances of evidence of previous adhesive. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition with vivid passages of colour.
The sheet is window mounted and held behind glass in a stained wooden frame.
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Hamet Gallery Ltd, London
Bonhams, Oxford, 9 June 2010, lot 62
London, Hamet Gallery, Frank Dobson: Watercolours and Drawings, 2 December 1969 - 2 January 1971, cat. no.12, probably
London, Daniel Katz Gallery, True and Pure: Frank Dobson and Eric Gill Drawing from Life, 19 January - 26 February 2016, cat. no.12, p.73, illustrated p.34