PROVENANCE: A.R.T. Auctions, Beirut, Lebanon, December 7-11, 2013, lot 60; Mr. and Mrs. Fadi Khayat, Beirut, Lebanon. NOTE: This painting has been authenticated by the Saliba Douaihy Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to promoting the arts in the name of Saliba Douaihy. According to the Foundation, the work was painted in the late 1960s to early '70s and signed by Douaihy at the time of sale in 1983. The lot is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Foundation.
Condition Report: Unlined canvas; framewear;;minor craquelure, most noticeable;to the right half; some abrasions with flakes of loss;along the edges, some;revealing purple pigment, most notably along the upper edge; a few hairline scratches near the left edge. Framed Dimensions 36.5 X 52.5 Inches
Signature: Signed and dated on the reverse: S. Douaihy / 1983
Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
About Saliba Douaihy
Lebanese, 1915-1994, Ehden, Lebanon