05-18-2012 05-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2598B Boston
May 18, 2012 12:00PMCalender
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Italian School, 16th Century Style Portrait of a Bearded Man in a Fur Collar

$10,665$9,000
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2598B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 18, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Italian School, 16th Century Style

Portrait of a Bearded Man in a Fur Collar
Unsigned, stamped "...NA INTERNAZIONALE CHASSO..." on the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 25 in. (75.5 x 63.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, surface imperfections, probable masking varnish.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from Harris & Holt Antiques, West Yorkshire, England.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

The lining is adhered with wax. The work is probably 19th century.

Lined with flattening of impasto and probable skinning. A few more recent repairs as follows: l.r. corner with an area measuring 3/4 inches square, a u-shaped line l.c. measuring 3 inches, and a few minor dots scatted though the background. Evidence of old retouch to fill craquelure in the face. Heavy varnish seems to prevent detection of older restorations.

Keywords

Italian School, West Yorkshire, Harris & Holt Antiques, United Kingdom