Acquired directly from the Artist by Victoria Catherine Honeyman, wife of T.J. Honeyman, and thence by descent to the present owner
London, Ontario, Elsie Perrin Williams Memorial Art Museum, cat. no.2 (details untraced); Winnipeg, Winnipeg Art Gallery (details untraced); Toledo, Toledo Musuem of Art (details untraced).
The present work is an impression following a performance of Variations on a Theme by Rachmaninoff, played by Moura Lympany and the BBC Scottish Orchestra, conducted by Ian Whyte, specially painted for Victoria Catherine Honeyman.
Original canvas. Some frame abrasions along the right edge and some scattered areas of fine lines of craquelure across the canvas, which appear stable. There are one or two possible historic flattened impasto tips. Subject to the above, the work appears in very good overall condition.
Under ultraviolet light there appear to be no signs of retouching.
Held in a gilt plaster frame.
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