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French School, 18th Century Full-length Portrait of an Aristocratic Woman with a Dog

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
311
Sold for:
$21,870$18,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

French School, 18th Century

Full-length Portrait of an Aristocratic Woman with a Dog
Unsigned, with a label from Bedel & Cie, Le Garde Meuble Public, Paris, affixed
to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 53 x 42 3/4 in. (134.5 x 108.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, craquelure, surface abrasions.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Partial Bedel & Cie label bearing the stamped number "55703"

Area of superficial scratching u.r. quadrant in an area measuring roughly 11 x 6 inches, but with some scratches extending as long as 23 inches. Scratches also on the balustrade beneath the lion. Retouch confined primarily to the background, as follows: vertical line to right of the face measuring 4-1/2 inches long and about 1-1/2 inches wide; a horizontal line above head to left, measuring 4-1/2 inches across; a line to the u.r. quadrant measuring 6 inches across and 1 inch high; scattered dots and dashes to background, with the largest dots measuring about 1 inch in diameter; retouch to the dress, left of waist, in an area measuring 3 x 1 inches, and with touch up around the buttons at the waist; dots and dashes of retouch along the very bottom of the canvas, mainly in the lower 5 inches. Probable old restoration and retouch, which does not fluoresce, to u.l. quadrant particularly in an area measuring 2 inches square located the darkest area of the trees, with possible skinning around the tops of the trees. Craquelure throughout, with some more evident in the figure's face. Scattered scuffs and surface grime.

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French School, Paris

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