Xavier Gonzalez (American, 1898-1993). Oil on canvas painting titled "Vigil" depicting three ghostly nun-like mystical figures in a dark and ominous landscape. Initialed along the verso along the stretcher. Titled along the verso.
Provenance: Estate of the artist; Private Minnesota Collection.Unframed; height: 34 in x width: 60 in. Framed; height: 35 1/4 in x width: 61 1/4 in.
The colors are bold and deep. There are no major losses or restorations. There is craquelure throughout, though it is primarily limited along the top edge. There is a small scuff with minor paint losses along the upper right quadrant. There are several other small losses along this upper edge. It is possible that the surface of the upper half of the painting is not entirely stable. There is a small network of accretions, most visible under UV light, along the center right edge. There is a small convex dent along the lower right quadrant - possibly where something pushed against the back of the canvas - which does not puncture the work. Light wear to the frame. Clean verso.
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