1954, 'Still Life with Apples,'


United Kingdom

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1954, 'Still Life with Apples,'

Smashing, 1954, oil on panel depicting a white plate of rusty red apples. An oriental patterned bowl with an orange and blue checked cloth. An open book and a swirl of apple peel. Beautifully executed with some drop dead craquelure across the apples.

Original Montparnasse frame

Frame: Width X Height
CM: 63 x 55
Inches: 25 x 21 1/2
CM: 46 x 38
Inches: 18 x 15
Medium: Oil on board
Provenance: French School, signed and dated lower right L. Montjalak
Date; 1954
Condition; Good, bumps and scrapes to frame, commensurate with age. lovely craquelure across the apples.



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