Georges Michel (French, 1763-1843)
Coastal Landscape, Normandy
Unsigned, identified on a plaque affixed to the frame.
Oil on canvas, 14 1/2 x 22 in. (36.8 x 55.8 cm),framed.
Condition: Lined, craquelure, retouch.
N.B. This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné on Georges Michel being prepared by Michel Schulman. A letter of confirmation signed by Mr. Schulman accompanies the lot.
Craquelure is fine and stable, visible primarily to the sky on right side. In bright, raking light, the uneven weave of the canvas is visible in the u.l. quadrant. Under UV examination, there are about 8 dots of retouch scattered in the sky, the largest measuring about one inch in diameter, some clustered together. There is a thin vertical line of retouch to the center of the sky.
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