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Venetian School, 17th Century Style Madonna and Child with Rosary

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3140BLocation: BostonDate / Time: September 21, 2018 10:00AM


Venetian School, 17th Century Style

Madonna and Child with Rosary
Oil on unstretched canvas, sight size 15 x 17 in. (38.5 x 43.5 cm),framed (under glass).
Condition: Paint losses, craquelure, surface grime, not examined out of frame.
Estimate $800-1,200

Because the work appears very delicate, the frame was not opened to do a condition report. The frame backing is heavy wood in two sections. Condition photos including black light photos will be available on the web site. There is considerable retouch in the areas around the major paint losses. Paint loss to upper left corner stretching 8 1/2 inches across and between 1/2 inch and 2 inches high. Retouch to that corner measures about 4 x 2 1/2 inches overall. Retouch to the l.l. corner on the Madonna's sleeve, wrist, and edge of her hand, with a crack in the paint surface measuring about 2 1/2 inches tall also in that l.l. corner. A dot of retouch to the Madonna's cheek and a dot on Christ's left cheek and on the top left side of his head. Three small paint losses to the l.r. corner where there is also retouch on the Madonna's hand and on Christ's leg. There are three areas of retouch in the u.r. corner.

Inscribed on the frame backing paper in the upper left corner of the back of the frame: Loaned by/Mrs. ...Munger..."

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.