Continental School, 18th Century
Descent from the Cross by Torchlight
Oil on copper or other metal, 16 3/4 x 13 in. (42.4 x 32.9 cm), framed.
Condition: Losses (some from past blistering), retouched, varnish inconsistencies, surface grime, craquelure.
Retouch is many scattered very small areas throughout. Uneven varnish application with heavily varnish in areas. Many paint/surface losses scattered throughout (from past blistering as noted above). Some minor scattered abrasions. Scattered areas of fine craquelure in the varnish layer. The work needs cleaning.