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British School, 18th Century Portrait of a Woman in Blue

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
331
Sold for:
$1,593$1,300

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

Description:

British School, 18th Century

Portrait of a Woman in Blue
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Scattered retouch, craquelure, surface grime.

Estimate $1,200-1,800

Original canvas trimmed of tacking edge and lined. Lining appears quite old. Stable craquelure overall, with faint stretcher bar marks and scattered abrasions. Old retouch to darken pupils, nostril, and eyebrows on the face; a scattered cluster of dots(now showing as tan pigment) at the proper right neckline of the garment and a brushed patch of retouch, about 2 inches wide, abover the sitter's proper right shoulder.

The frame has missing or detached pieces, some of which have been preserved and accompany the lot. This includes two of the corner ornaments.

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