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.
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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