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Étienne Prosper Berne-Bellecour (French, 1838-1910)
French Cavalryman Pausing for a Smoke
Signed and dated "E. Berne-Bellecour./1901-" lower right.
Oil on cradled panel, 13 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. (33.5 x 47.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Hairline horizontal crack 2 1/4 inches down from the top edge, broadly brushed thin retouch to the sky, areas of grime to sky.
Framed dimensions are 17 3/4 x 21 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches.
Frame with a label from Louvre Frame Company, Plymouth (Connecticut).
Under raking light there are some minor varnish inconsistencies, with the green leaves presenting a more matte surface.
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