Johan Mari Henri Ten Kate (Dutch, 1831-1910)
Signed "M. Ten Kate" l.r., identified on a presentation plaque, inscribed "The
undersigned declares to have painted the picture represented The Birds...the Hague/ Holland/ Dec 1885 MTenKate" on a label with red wax seals affixed to the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 21 x 20 1/4 in. (53.3 x 51.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Craquelure, surface grime.
Craquelure throughout. Minor losses to paint around bird, each less than 1/16 x 1/16 in. Minor abrasions to u.r. quadrant with the longest approx. 1 1/4 in., to the u.l. quadrant with the longest approx. 1 1/2 in., and to the l.l. quadrant with the longest approx. 1/2 in. Minor retouch to craquelure in the l.r. quadrant over the boy's shirt and to the boy's foot.