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School of Melchior de Hondecoeter (Dutch, 1636-1695) Roosters and a Rabbit

Auction:
2704B
Lot:
321
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2704B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 07, 2014 4:00PM

Description:

School of Melchior de Hondecoeter (Dutch, 1636-1695)

Roosters and a Rabbit
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 25 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (64.0 x 49.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, punctures, losses, craquelure with areas of lifting, old retouch, discolored varnish, surface grime.
Estimate $800-1,200

The lining is an old glue lining. There is a loss (including a loss of canvas) u.r. There are areas of flaking and loss throughout, but more so to the bottom half of the composition. There are also several campaigns of retouch and some scattered skinning.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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