October 23, 1885 - January 29, 1970
A LONG, LOST LAWREN HARRIS HAS BEEN FOUND
The top bar of the stretcher shows several nail scratch marks where the finished work was not hung on a wire or cord but hung on a nail driven into a masonry wall. It appears that the canvas fell off this nail several times and on one occasion this nail pierced the canvas causing a small tear. The patina of the wood is very dark and the canvas does not fit the stretcher squarely. There is more overlap on two sides and the other two just fit. The canvas itself might even have come from some other use as there are several stains on the backside. It might even be a piece of discarded sail cloth. The canvas is attached to the stretcher with carpet tacks.
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Very Rough Construction