Michael Kidner, R.A.
Michael Kidner, R.A.
1917 - 2009
signed Michael Kidner and dated 61 (on the stretcher bar)
oil on canvas
unframed: 152 by 152cm.; 59¾ by 59¾in.
framed: 161.5 by 161.5cm.; 63½ by 63½in.
Executed in 1961.
The canvas appears original. The work appears in good overall condition.
A faint ripple to the canvas in the upper right quadrant and towards the lower edge. There is a small nick to the outer left edge in the upper left quadrant. There are instances of craquelure to the work including round the white circle, largely only visible in a raking light. There is a horizontal stretcher bar mark at the centre. Some light handling marks mostly to the upper edge.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a few small instances of retouching to the lower right quadrant with one or two further more minor instances elsewhere.
The work is floated in a painted white wooden frame, which has some chips and handling marks in places.
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London, Grabowski Gallery, Michael Kidner, Painting: William Tucker, Sculpture, 28 March - 21 April 1962
Bradford, Cartwright Memorial Hall, City of Bradford Art Gallery, Spring Exhibition, 1963, no. 941
London, Serpentine Gallery, Michael Kidner: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, 1959-1984, organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain, 4 November - 2 December 1984, no. 9
Newcastle upon Tyne, Hatton Gallery, Michael Kidner: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, 1959-1984, organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain, 30 January - 2 March 1985
Lodz, Poland, Museum of Contemporary Art, Michael Kidner, Poland, sponsored by the British Council and Polish Government, 1985, no. 3, where lent by the Artist
London, Portland Gallery, British Abstract Art, October 2008, no. 35