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Samir Rafi (Egyptian, 1926-2004)
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Samir Rafi (Egyptian, 1926-2004)

Anatomie d'un Escargot

Samir Rafi (Egyptian, 1926-2004)
Anatomie d'un Escargot
signed and dated 'S.Rafi.59' (lower right) and again 'S.RAFI.59' (upper right); signed, titled, dated and inscribed 'S.RAFI.anatomie d'un escargot.1959 73x60 (20 Fig.)' (on the reverse)
oil, pastel, pen and crayon on panel
23 5/8 x 28¾in. (60 x 73cm.)
Executed in 1959
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The board is sound.There are few thin scratched lines in the upper area of the background as visible in the catalogue illustration inherent to the artist working method.
Otherwise there are no visible condition issues.
Examined under ultra-violet light: there is one small area of inpainting visible under ultra-violet light, at the upper left corner only.
Catalogue illustration: The colours of the original work are slightly lighter than what is suggested in the catalogue illustration.
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