Morris Cole Graves (American, 1910-2001)
Signed and dated "M. Graves 47" l.r., identified on a label from Willard Gallery,
New York, affixed to the backing.
Mixed media (ink and gouache) on paper, sight size 18 1/4 x 23 1/2 in. (46.4 x 59.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Rippling, toning.
Sheet size 19 x 24 in. Masking tape hinged to window mat along top edge, with one piece along right edge measuring approx. 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. Tack holes to u.r. and u.l. corners. Inscribed "B464 Ceremonial bronze taking the form of a bird" in pencil u.l. verso and "Oatmeal mat/ 2" reverse" in pencil l.r. verso. Toned with both a grey-brown wash as well as green-blue accents to the reverse over some possible wax resist.