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Lot 243: FRED TAYLOR, HONG KONG OIL ON CANVAS
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Large oil on canvas (850 by 2590mm.), framed
Original canvas, undulating with faint vertical stretcher bar marks. There is a small area of restoration in the sky right of the large ship on the left hand side; also two repaired tears in the right half of the picture, one in the hills the other to the upper edge of the sail in the foreground, both slightly discoloured and corresponding patches on the reverse. Held in a gilt plaster frame with a canvas inset.
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Provenance: Austin Reed Group, London; sale, Sotheby's London, 28 October 2008, lot 183
Dimensions: 85 by 259cm., 33½ by 109in.
Saleroom Notice: After the sale this lot will be transferred to Sotheby's Greenford Park Fine Art Storage.