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signed Botero and dated 57 (lower left)
brush and ink, charcoal, colored pencil and pencil on paper
17 5/8 by 13 in.
44.8 by 33 cm.
Executed in 1957.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
This work is in good condition overall. The ink is rich in tone, and the media layer is stable overall. The sheet is faintly yellowed overall. Three faint vertical 1-inch creases are present along the extreme upper edge of the sheet. On the verso, minor tape remnants from a previous mount are present along the extreme upper and lower edges of the sheet. Under raking light inspection, a minor 1-inch horizontal glossy surface accretion becomes apparent at the lower center edge below the pear. The work is ready to hang. Framed.
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.
Private Collection, Mexico
Acquired from the above by the present owner