05-18-2012 05-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2598B Boston
May 18, 2012 12:00PMCalender
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Manner of Philip van Dijk (Dutch, 1680-1753), After Tiziano Vecelli, called Titian, (Italian, c. 1485-1576) The Holy Family with Cherub

$1,823$1,500
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2598B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 18, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Manner of Philip van Dijk (Dutch, 1680-1753), After Tiziano Vecelli, called Titian

(Italian, c. 1485-1576)
The Holy Family with Cherubs

Unsigned, identified on a presentation plaque and on a hand-inscribed label affixed
to the stretcher, inscribed "E. E. Heath Husken Esq." and with a red wax seal on the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 40 1/4 x 50 1/4 in. (102.0 x 127.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, patch reinforcement, retouch, craquelure, surface grime.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

The lining is adhered with glue or resin.

Original canvas was trimmed and lined, and the lining appears to be quite old. There is a patch to the reverse that corresponds to a repair, measuring 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches, in the blue drapery near Mary's feet. There is scattered retouch, some to the putti in the sky u.l., in the background trees on the right, and to fill craquelure. The faces of the Holy Family seem to be untouched. While UV light does not show significant retouch, given the age and the lining, one would expect that there may be older repairs that do not show up under UV. Overall craquelure that appears stable.

Keywords

Philip van Dijk