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May 13, 2016 04:00 PMCalender

Dutch School, 17th Century Portrait of Two Sisters

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2896BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 13, 2016 4:00PM


Dutch School, 17th Century

Portrait of Two Sisters
Inscribed "VAE/MAE" u.l., "AETATIS I IAER/161..." u.r., with the monogram "W.R." on a paper label affixed to the reverse, identified on an undated label from the Lyman Allen Museum, Members Collect exhibition, New London, Connecticut.
Oil on panel, 25 1/2 x 19 in. (64.5 x 48.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Vertical cracks to the panel, retouch, abrasions, surface grime.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

The date on the front appears to be "1614," although the last digital is difficult to read. With an illegible red wax collector's seal on the reverse.
Areas of retouch include along the center crack just under the left sitter's right hand. Additionally, retouch in small areas in the upper section of the canvas, above the girl's head and near the nose of the left sitter. These areas are small, each one not measuring above 0.5cm.

Framed dimensions are 32 x 26 in.

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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