Antonio Bueno (Italian, 1918-1984)
Portrait of a Brunette Woman
Signed "A. Bueno" u.r., inscribed "John Rae" in pen on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 17 3/4 x 13 5/8 in. (45.1 x 34.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor retouch, craquelure.
N.B. We wish to thank Isabella Bueno, daughter of the artist, for kindly confirming the authenticity of the lot; a photo-certificate from Isabella Bueno accompanies the lot.
Retouch along top tacking margin spanning approx. 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. at extreme height and width; retouch to several abrasions across the woman's neck; broad and thin washes of retouch to background around woman's neck spanning approx. 4 x 1 1/4 in. at extreme height and width; dot of retouch to u.r. quadrant approx. 1/8 x 1/8 in.; signature slightly reinforced; surface accretions to u.r., l.l. and l.r. quadrants; fine craquelure throughout; no additional condition issues to report.