Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
1928 - 1999
signed Bernard Buffet (upper right) and dated 1987 (upper left)
oil on canvas
146.7 by 97.5cm., 57¾ by 38⅜in.
Framed: 163 by 114cm., 64⅛ by 44⅞in.
Painted in 1987.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Maurice Garnier.
The canvas is not lined and there do not appear to be any signs of retouching visible under UV light. There is an artist's pinhole at each of the four corners. There are a few tiny paint losses in places, most prominently to the figure's jacket waistband. There are some fibrous surface accretions to parts of the thicker impasto paint, relating to former packaging materials and which are not distracting but could be removed. This work is in overall very good condition.
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