58: Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965)
Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965)
Beach Photographer, 1930
Signed lower left center ""Milton Avery""
Watercolor and gouache on black paper
17 1/2 x 24 inches (sight)
Provenance: Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Purchased from the gallery by the present owner.
Property of a Private American Collection
Overall this gouache on paper is in good condition. There are three small 1/2" tears at the left edge from handling. There are twelve small inserts and minor associated tears around the edges: one at each corner, and other smaller inserts at the center-top, center-right and bottom edges. These minor tears and inserts have been proficiently reinforced from the verso with mulberry tissue and methyl cellulose paste. Visually, the paper appears clean and the medium undisturbed. Pentimenti (or artist changes) are visible at the center and below-center; specifically slightly lighter areas at center, and black charcoal under-drawing around the figures.