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Continental School, 17th Century Portrait of a Gentleman

Auction:
3248B
Lot:
213
Sold for:
$800$650

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

Description:

Continental School, 17th Century

Portrait of a Gentleman
Unsigned.
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.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

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

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