Arabian Scene at Dusk, gouache on paper, signed Fred. Alders. c1930. SOLD 01.03.2016.
Gouache on paper, signed Fred. Alders. Dimensions : Frame : 440mm x 690mm x 10mm. Image : 245mm x 495mm. Weight : 2.700kg net. Condition : Good.
Arabian Scene at Dusk, gouache on paper, signed Fred. Alders. c1930. Framed and glazed.
Dimensions : Frame : 440mm x 690mm x 10mm. Image : 245mm x 495mm. Weight : 2.700kg net.
Condition/Notes : Good. The gouache on paper study of an Arabian Scene at Dusk with figures and camels resting, adjacent to ancient ruins. The painting is in good condition with good colour and no foxing or moisture. There is a small black speck in the sky above the rear of the standing camel but this is not particularly noticeable. The saffron coloured foreground is particularly attractive and draws the viewer into the scene leading to the shadow-cast ruins which are shrouded in a dust haze refracting the setting sun. A soothing and tranquil work. The painting is signed Fred. Alders in the lower lh corner. The work is presented pasted to a black backing card within a light grey mount board which has toning to the cut edges; otherwise in good condition with no damage or marking. The ebonized wooden frame is in good condition with light wear to edges; plain wooden backing board secured by panel pins and sealed with partially split aged 1-1/2" gummed framing tape. The frame does not appear to have been opened. The mid-lower edge is sealed with a framer's label "The Boots Chemists Picture Framing & Art Department Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd.". Old rings and cord attached. Overall, an unusual work benefitting from the artist's signature, presented in an undamaged period frame. Please view the images below (note there are some reflections in the glazing) :
Please note there is a citrus tinge to the central belt in the sky which I cannot accurately convey in the images.
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