Barbizon School, 19th Century Peasant Figure on a Wooded Path
- Sold for:
- American & European Works of Art - 2609B
- Date / Time :
- September 07, 2012 12:00PM
Barbizon School, 19th Century
Peasant Figure on a Wooded Path
Unsigned, inscribed "Diaz" in pencil on the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 12 5/8 in. (24.0 x 32.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, stable craquelure, minor frame abrasions.
Provenance: Nelson C. Holland and Elizabeth Hudson Holland, New York, to Mary H. Ford, through to the current owner by family descent.
With a label from The Edgar O. Wardell Art Company, Detroit, on the stretcher.
A letter affixed to the frame backing indicates that the painting was restored by William Suhr in New York. Trained in Berlin, William Surh (1896-1984) was a painting conservator who worked at the Detroit Institute of Arts for seven years beginning in 1927, and then at the Frick Collection for over 40 years. He also maintained a private practice. His papers are conserved at the Getty Research Institute.