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Lot 44: HUSSEIN BIKAR | Palm Trees and the Mountain in Nubia

20th Century Art: Middle East

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: Condition: This work is in good condition. Few scattered signs of scuff across the black and red areas, in line with the age of the painting. Some areas the varnish is faded. Some minor scratches to the upper section of the painting and some minute paint loss alongside the upper and right edge of the board. A faint water stain on the white figure. No sign of restoration under the UV light. Colours: The colours in the catalgue illustration are accurate, with the overall tonality being softer in the original work.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance: Collection of Aziz Qadri (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2000s

Dimensions: 96 by 72cm.; 37 3/4 by 28 3/8 in.

Literature: Sobhy El Sharouny and Ramadan Abdel Kader, Hussein Bikar, Cairo, 2002, p.98, illustrated in colour 

Medium: oil on canvas

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