Claude Venard (French, 1913-1999)
Composition en Ré; Oil on canvas (framed); Signed; 45" x 57 1/2"; Provenance: Galerie Felix Vercel, Paris/New York (stamp and label on verso); Private Collection, Florida
Sale Price: $22,500
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Generally good condition with rich, heavily impastoed surface. Scattered areas of cracking, but surface seems stable in these areas. There is one area in the lower left quadrant of composition where paint is lifting from surface (some small apparent losses). There is a vertical drip of varnish (?) near center of composition, which may or may not be part of the process.