1891 - 1953
signed Kisling and dated 1951 (upper right)
oil on canvas
55 by 46.1cm., 21⅝ by 18⅛in.
Framed: 82 by 73cm., 32¼ by 28¾in.
Painted in 1951.
Will be added to « Volume IV et Additifs aux Tomes I, II et III » of the Catalogue Raisonné of the work of Moïse Kisling currently in preparation by Marc Ottavi.
The canvas is not lined. Inspection under UV light reveals a slightly uneven varnish through which the UV light cannot fully penetrate but which does reveal a line of retouching corresponding to a repaired tear to her cheek and the background in the upper left quadrant (approx. 4cm) and some further small dots and fine lines of retouching to the lower edge, corresponding to frame abrasion. There is some further frame abrasion with associated paint losses to the edges in places. There are a few small losses to her torso towards the centre of the lower edge. There are some fine lines of craquelure and paint shrinkage in places. The varnish has slightly yellowed and there is some surface dirt and minor accretions. This work is in overall good condition.
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