01-28-2011 01-28-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2535B Boston
January 28, 2011 12:00 PMCalender
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Giustina Orsini (Italian, Late 19th Century) Prayer in the Desert

$1,185$1,000
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2535B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 28, 2011 12:00PM

Description:

Giustina Orsini (Italian, Late 19th Century)

Prayer in the Desert
Signed "G. Orsini" l.l., identified on a presentation plaque, titled and numbered
"2327/..." on a label affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 18 3/16 x 40 1/8 in. (46.2 x 101.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Patch reinforcement, craquelure, surface grime.
Estimate $800-1,200

While there was no fluorescence in the paint on the area on the front corresponding to the patch on the reverse, there are two patch reinforcements with resulting old retouch (visible only in raking light), one in the u.l. quadrant measuring approximately 2 x 3 in., the other to the l.r. quadrant measuring approximately 2 x 3 in., craquelure throughout, with subtle lifting u.r.