Boy with Balloons
150,000 - 200,000 GBP
Property from a Private European Collection
1934 - 2021
Boy with Balloons
dated 57 l.l.; further signed and titled in Cyrillic and dated on the reverse
oil on canvas
Canvas: 103.5 by 68.5cm, 40¾ by 27in.
Framed: 121 by 87.5cm, 47¾ by 34½in.
Original canvas. There is a small dent to the canvas towards the centre of the composition, and two further dents to the grey area in the lower right. There is a tiny puncture with associated paint loss near the centre of the left edge. A few scattered areas of minor paint loss are visible in places, most notably to the background near the centre of the left edge, at the centre of the right edge and in the lower right corner. There are a few isolated areas of craquelure. The surface is covered in a light layer of dirt with scattered spots of dirt in places. Inspection under UV light reveals no obvious signs of retouching. Framed.
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