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Lot 34: SAMIA A. HALABY | Cord Runner and Board

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. Some faint paint discolouration to the greens alongside the left and right edge and to the red on the bottom edge, all of this in line with the age of the painting. Some very faint craquelure to the the corner edges of the canvas, probably due to the frame touching the canvas. Some light scuff marks to the white section. A horizontal stretcher line across the lower bottom part of the canvas due to the stretcher behind in friction with the canvas. Some wood chips to the frame.Colour:The colours in the catalogue illustration are accurate, with the greens being lighter in the original work and the reds closer to a pigeon blood colour. The thin orange line is much brighter and fluorescent 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: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner's father in the 1960s
Thence by Descent 

Dimensions: 143.4 by 119.4cm.; 56 1/2 by 47in.

Medium: oil on canvas

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