09-20-2013 09-20-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2673B Boston
September 20, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Continental School, 19th Century Portrait of a Potentate

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2673B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 20, 2013 10:00AM


Continental School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Potentate
Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 3/4 in. (61.0 x 48.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Patch reinforcement, small tear, retouch, surface grime.

Provenance: From the collection of the late Henry C. Veit.
Estimate $800-1,200

Repaired tear at l.l. corner with a corresponding patch reinforcement on the reverse. Small vertical tear, measuring 1 inch, located at l.r. Stretcher bar marks with some tenting to the paint surface along the lines. Bulge to paint surface at upper edge, just left of center. Evidence of another patch in u.r. corner, suggested by a raised area of the canvas surface, but this is not confirmed because any such patch would be hidden beneath the stretcher on the reverse. Area of retouch at center top background in the dark area behind the red curtain.

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Continental School, Henry C. Veit