Sir Cedric Morris
1889 - 1982
signed C. MORRIS and dated 26 (lower right)
oil on canvas
unframed: 50 by 61cm.; 19¾ by 24in.
framed: 60 by 71cm.; 23½ by 28in.
Executed in 1926.
The canvas is original. The work appears in very good overall condition.
A few instances of very minor flattening to impasto tips. Surface dirt, matter and staining to the work. There are a few small spots of adhesive to one of the flowers at the centre. A few fine lines of craquelure, only visible in a raking light, in the lower left quadrant with one or two possible further more minor instances elsewhere.
Inspection under ultraviolet light is rendered difficult by the artist's working methods. The pigments fluoresce in places but this seems to be in keeping with the artist's techniques.
The work is held in a canvas slip and a painted wooden frame.
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