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French School, 19th Century Head of a Woman in a Red Cap

Auction:
2878B
Lot:
217
Sold for:
$984$800

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

Description:

French School, 19th Century

Head of a Woman in a Red Cap
Unsigned, with an illegible red wax seal on the reverse.
Oil on panel, 9 9/16 x 6 15/16 in. (24.4 x 17.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor retouch, unobtrusive surface accretions, possible mold, fine craquelure.
Estimate $600-800

With a label from Closson Gallery, Cincinnati, on the frame backing paper.

Marked on the reverse in pencil or similar with the dimensions of the panel followed by "Res."

There are a number of small white dots scattered on the surface (primarily in the lower half of the composition) which may be mold or some other foreign substance, which is not removable with a dampened cotton swab. The retouch is minimal and consists of a few broad strokes in the hat and some minor retouch at the edges of the panel, probably to cover frame abrasions. Craquelure is fine and stable, the most noticeable area being a vertical line of craquelure on the nose.


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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Conservation and restoration, Craquelure, Pottery

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