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French School, 18th Century Allegory of Vanity

Auction:
2896B
Lot:
208
Sold for:
$25,830$21,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2896B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2016 4:00PM

Description:

French School, 18th Century

Allegory of Vanity
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 25 x 25 in. (63.7 x 63.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, craquelure, surface grime.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Retouch as follows: an area measuring 3 x 2 inches overall located on the sitter's right hand near her thumb; a cluster of under 20 pinpoint sized dots along her left jaw line; two 1/2 inch diameter dots in her cloak on the l.l. side; two spots measuring 1/2 inch to 1 inch in diameter, the first on the left side of her neck and the second between her neck and her left hand; retouch to reinforce the curls of her hair u.l.; scattered retouch to the background. Craquelure is minimal and stable.


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, Retouch

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