To the unaided eye, this piece appears to be in good condition. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no signs of restoration. There are multiple pinhead-sized spots as well as minor horizontal abrasions, the longest being approximately 3/4 of an inch, throughout the background of the piece that exhibit some paint loss. The piece is framed in an ornate pale antiqued gold molding with a linen liner. The frame is in good condition with normal signs of wear. Verso: [handwritten on backing] Still Life With Crabs P.C.; [handwritten label affixed to backside of frame] MASCO CORP (Richard Manugian) Lot 99 (1 out of 2); [label affixed to backside of frame] Matthews Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, Randall Davey Retrospective September 22- October 14, 1974; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Randall Davey Retrospective, November 25- January 6, 1974, Title: Still Life with Crabs, 1956 Dimensions: 22"x27"
Signed l/r: Randall Davey
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