Sir Cedric Morris
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Property from the Wakefield Family Collection
Sir Cedric Morris
1889 - 1982
signed CEDRIC MORRIS and indistinctly dated (lower right)
oil on canvas
unframed: 72 by 51cm.; 28¼ by 20in.
framed: 80.5 by 60.5cm.; 31¾ by 23¾in.
Executed in circa 1966.
The work appears sound. The canvas is original. There is a wooden support attached to the top edge of the canvas. The canvas undulates slightly. Overall the work appears in generally very good condition. There is frame abrasion with some associated areas of rubbing and loss, most notably to the left and right sides. There is some craquelure to the extreme edges where the canvas pulls over the stretcher bar. There is a pinsized loss to an impasto tip in the lower left quadrant. There is surface dust and dirt and a few specks of staining to the work. Under UV light, the work appears to have no obvious signs of florescence or retouching. The work is presented in a decorated wooden frame.***
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G.Q.B. Stewart, Arthur Lett-Haines's nephew, from whom acquired by the parents of the present owner in the 1980s, and thence by family descent