Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 50.5 by 41cm.; 18 7/8 by 16 1/8 in.
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: Condition: This work is in good condition. Craquelure across the work, in line with the age of the painting. Some light paint chips across the four edges of the work. Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are accurate, with the overall tonality being softer in the original work. The catalogue illustration fails to convey some areas of light impasto.
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Exhibited: Baghdad, Athar Art Gallery, Shakir Hassan Al-Said; The General Retrospective Exhibition, October 2001
Sharjah, Sharjah Biennial, Honorary Exhibition for Shakir Hassan Al-Said, 2003
Doha, Bissan Gallery, Selected Paintings: Shakir Hassan Al-Said, 2003
Amman, Dar Al-Anda Gallery, 50 Years of Creation of Shakir Hassan Al-Said, 2003
Tunis, Musée de la Ville de Tunis, Exposition Honorable des Oeuvres de Shakir Hassan Al-Said, 2005
Paris, Maison de l' UNESCO, Hommage à Shakir Hassan Al-Said, 2007
Provenance: Collection of the Artist, Baghdad
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Athar Gallery, Baghdad (acquired directly from the above in 2001)