Leafless Tree by a River
1893 - 1979
Leafless Tree by a River
signed Hitchens (lower left); also signed IVON HITCHENS, titled, dated 1964 and inscribed (on a label attached to the stretcher bar)
oil on canvas
unframed: 41 by 86.5cm.; 16 by 34in.
framed: 58.5 by 104.5cm.; 23 by 41in.
Executed in 1964.
We are grateful to Peter Khoroche, author of Ivon Hitchens, Lund Humphries, London, 2007, for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.
Original canvas. Generally in very good condition. There are instances of craquelure in the upper centre and in the purple pigment to the left of centre, with one or two possible further instances elsewhere. Minor frame abrasion with associated flecks of loss in one or two places on the lower edge. One or two probable losses to impasto tips, including in the purple brown pigment lower centre. Some specks of staining upper right. A layer of shiny varnish. Ultraviolet light reveals a small spot of retouching lower centre. Held in a gilt and painted wooden frame.
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