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Signed 'Martha Walter' bottom left, oil on gessoed board laid down to panel
14 x 17 7/8 in. (35.6 x 45.4cm)
Executed circa 1920.
Christie's, New York, sale of May 2, 1989, lot 343.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, Fort Worth, Texas.
In overall good condition. With a pinhole at bottom right corner, associated with a crack in the paint. Thin hairline craquelure at bottom right and center. With scattered (associated) paintbrush hairs trapped in the paint. Examination under UV light reveals small retouching at upper right, a light shaped scratch at bottom right, as well as some restoration in the sky at upper center. The string of the yellow balloon appears to have been slightly enhanced. See specialist's pictures for more details.
Frame: 19 5/8 x 23 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.
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