crayon, pencil and collage on paper
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Executed in 1974.
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indistinctly signed Agar (lower right of the butterfly); also signed Eileen Agar and dated 1974 (on the reverse of the frame)
The collage elements appear securely adhered. The sheet is glued to the backing sheet at intervals along sheet edges verso with associated slight ripple. The work appears to be in good overall condition. The sheet is slightly discoloured and some of the pigments are slightly faded. The collage elements are lifting slightly in places with one or two tiny nicks and short tears, including to the rightmost element with two short tears and a crease at left edge. There are a few tiny nicks and possible losses to the collage elements in places. Some creasing and tiny specks of staining and surface matter. The work is float mounted and presented in a simple wooden frame, held under glass. Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Sale, Roseberys London, 6 December 2016, lot 629, where acquired by the present owner