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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3248B Boston
May 10, 2019 10:00AMCalender

Continental School, 17th Century Portrait of a Gentleman

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3248B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 10, 2019 10:00AM


Continental School, 17th Century

Portrait of a Gentleman
Oil on canvas, 42 x 34 in. (107.0 x 86.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, craquelure with areas of lifting, scattered paint losses, surface grime.

Provenance: The estate of Henry D. Childs, Massachusetts and Florida.

N.B. The sitter for this portrait bears a resemblance to Louis XIV.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

The paint losses are mainly confined to the background, excepting one loss of 1/4 inch on the sitter's sleeve. Scattered modern retouch to cover old losses. Frame is inscribed in chalk "late 17th or early 18th c."

Framed dimensions are 48 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches.

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Henry D. Childs, Conservation and restoration of paintings, Craquelure, Grime, Music genres, Painting, Pottery, Visual arts