1869 - 1952
COUPE DE FRUITS
signed with the initials lower right L.V
oil on board
8 1/2 by 10 5/8 in.; 21.6 by 26.9 cm
framed: 16 by 17 5/8 in.; 40.6 by 44.7 cm
painted in 1942
This work is recorded in the archives of “l’Association Les amis de Louis Valtat.”
The panel is sound. There is one nailhead-sized loss to the pigment on the left lower edge. Some wear to the board on the left and right lower right corners. A few nailhead-sized losses to the pigment in the blue areas toward the upper right, and in the red areas toward the upper left corner. Under UV light, no retouching is apparent. The work is in good condition.
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