Lot 46: ENDRE BÁLINT | Old Topics - From this Perspective
November 30, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: oil, ink and pencil on fibreboard
The board is flat, even, and ensuring a stable support. There are some pinhead-size nail holes visible along the framing edges, some covered in paint. Ultra-violet reveals a layer of varnish which prevents it from penetrating; however, there appears to be no sign of retouching. The picture is in good condition and ready to hang. Presented in a wooden frame with a silver inner slip.
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Provenance: Private collection, Budapest (acquired from the artist)
Dimensions: 51.5 by 27cm., 20¼ by 10½in.
Medium: oil, ink and pencil on fibreboard