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Wilhelm Menzler (German, 1846-1926) A Pause from Reading

Auction:
2878B
Lot:
215
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2878B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 22, 2016 4:00PM

Description:

Wilhelm Menzler (German, 1846-1926)

A Pause from Reading
Signed and dated "W. Menzler/1889." l.r.
Oil on canvas, 33 3/8 x 23 in. (84.5 x 58.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, fine craquelure.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Retouch to the figure, including a dot on her right cheek measuring 1/4 inch diameter, multiple dots in her gown, including a cluster on and around her right hand and in the drapery on the lower part of her skirt, including an area measuring 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches on the bottom right of the skirt. Fine craquelure especially around figure's collar. Area of thin pigment in the background on the left.


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.

Keywords

Wilhelm Menzler, Conservation and restoration, Craquelure, Pottery, Reading

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