Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 65 by 81cm., 25½ by 32in.
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: The canvas has not been lined. There is some light craquelure, notably above the knee of the sitting nude, and small spots of flaking with related paint loss towards the upper right corner and to the centre right framing edge. This would benefit from consolidation. Ultra-violet light reveals fine strokes of cosmetic retouching in the sitter's arms. The work is otherwise in overall good condition. Presented in a gilt frame.
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Exhibited: Prague, SVU Mánes, 1947 (stamp on verso)
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Prague, Galerie Art Praha
Purchased from the above by the present owner in 1998