John Little American, b.1907 IMBRIUM, 1958
Signed John Little and dated '58 (ll); signed John Little, dated 1958, titled Imbrium and inscribed with dimensions on the reverse
Oil on canvas
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm.)
Bertha Schaeffer Gallery, New York
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $8,400 (includes buyer's premium)
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Scattered lines and areas of craquelure. Very heavy in the indigo blue line (center), creating flaking and instability. Paint loss in the purple area (upper left) quadrant, approximately 2 1/2 sq. inches thereby revealing the paint underneath. Paint loss in the gold brown area (lower left quadrant), a line approximately 4 - 5 inches long. Paint flaking in the centra purple paint area as well. Paint beginning to pull up in the brown area (upper rigth center). Finally, craquelure in lower center brown area creating crazing effect.
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