Property from a Private Collection
1928 - 1999
signed Bernard Buffet and dated 57 (centre right)
oil on canvas
97 by 130cm., 38¼ by 51⅛ in.
Framed: 115 by 148cm., 45¼ by 58¼ in.
Painted in 1957.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Galerie Maurice Garnier.
The canvas is not lined. Inspection under UV light reveals a small area of retouching to the lower part of the left-hand wing (an approx. 2cm long line). There is a small brown accretion to the centre of the lower left quadrant. There are some tiny gold leaf accretions to parts of the extreme edges and some minor frame abrasion with some associated tiny losses. There is some minor paint shrinkage to parts of the brown pigment in the fly's body and a few tiny paint losses in places, only visible upon extremely close inspection. This work is in overall good condition.
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