01-29-2010 01-29-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2493 Boston
January 29, 2010 12:00PMCalender

Sir Frank Dicksee, P.R.A. (British, 1853-1928) The Duet

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2493 Location: Boston Date / Time: January 29, 2010 12:00PM


Sir Frank Dicksee, P.R.A. (British, 1853-1928)

The Duet
Signed and dated "F. Dicksee. 1897" l.l., with a label from M. Grindley, Liverpool,
England, on the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 24 x 33 1/4 in. (61.1 x 84.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Retouch, craquelure, small punctures/canvas deformations, abrasions, surface grime, varnish inconsistencies.

Estimate $1,500-2,000

Craquelure throughout, alligatoring to pianist's dress and train, subtle canvas deformations, minor abrasions along tacking edges and frame liner, surface abrasion to u.r. quadrant measuring approximately 1/2 x 1/2 in., surface abrasion to u.l. quadrant (in the area of the stained glass windows) approx. 1/4 x 1/4 in., test cleaning spot in the u.r. quadrant. (on sheet music), approx. 3/4 x 1/2 in., test cleaning spot in the l.r. quadrant (at the hem of pianist's dress) approx. 1/2 x 1/2 in.


Frank Dicksee, pianist, United Kingdom