David Davidovich Burliuk (Ukrainian/American, 1882-1967)
Windmill at Rotterdam
Signed, dated, and inscribed "BURLIUK./1955/ROTTERDAM HOLLAND/OOSPLEIN" along the lower edge.
Oil on canvas, 18 x 14 7/8 in. (45.7 x 37.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Horizontal abrasion (no paint loss sustained) measuring approximately 1 inch with partial puncture l.c.
N.B. The Burliuk Committee has kindly confirmed that this work will appear in the forthcoming Burliuk catalogue raisonné.
The damage is located midway on the right side of the lower portion of the windmill. It appears as a horizontal indentation, with a line of horizontal craquelure, and with a break to the canvas fibers on the reverse.
Also on the reverse there is a tiny area of missing canvas. It is not a puncture. It seems to correspond to an tiny area left unpainted in the sky just to the right of the windmill's balcony.
The work might benefit from cleaning.
Framed dimensions are 27 x 24 x 1-1/2 inches.
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