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Rita Letendre (1928 - 2021)

Lot 3180: RITA LETENDRE RCA (1928- )

Ritchies Inc.

September 18, 2008
Toronto, ON, CA

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WORKING DRAWING FOR SUMMER SOLSTICE.Graphite on tracing paper mounted, signed, titled and dated 1973.Sheet 74.9 x 102.9 cm. (29 1/2 x 40 1/2 in.).Image 35.6 x 94 cm. (14 x 37 in.). Provenance: Estate of O.J. Firestone, Ottawa.

Condition Report

Laid Down: No - but sketch is adhered to paper underneath with tape along all edges. Problems Noted: Tape residue and tape along all edges of tracing paper, which has considerable creasing and rips in top and bottom left corners. Support paper creased, dirty with numerous rips at edges, longest is 4 in. at approx. 9 in. from left edge. Tape residue in bottom left and right quadrants. 3 in. x 2 in. area of loss at top right. Tracing paper has come loose of support/tape in various areas. Support was previously rolled up. Sheet - likely from a book or catalogue with an image of SUMMER SOLSTICE and an image of the artist in front of the work is adhered to top left quadrant. It is dirty with a yellow stain and glue residue verso visible recto. Also - a yellow stain to left of this sheet. Edges of paper are fraying.

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Ritchies Inc.
September 18, 2008, 7:00 PM EST

Toronto, ON, CA