The correct title for this work is the Duke of Molinos
Additional Provenance: Foster M. Alleyne, Esq., Porters, Barbados Christie's London, December 12, 1903, lot 135 ( by Rubens)
Please Note the additional exhibition history: New York, American Museum of Natural History, Pearls: A Natural History: October 13, 2001 - April 14, 2002. Exhibition traveled to Chicago, The Field Museum June 28, 2002- January 5 2003; Atlanta, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, March 29, 2003 - July 30, 2003; Huston, Huston Museum of natural Science, September 27, 2003 - January 18, 2004; Midland, Michigan, Midland Center for the Arts, March 13, 2004 - July 25, 2004; Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, September 18, 2004 - January 9, 2005; Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Museum, March 5, 2005 - June 26, 2005; Tokyo, National Science Museum October 8, 2005 - January 22, 2006; Sydney, Australian Museum, April 8, 2006 - August 6, 2006; Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Cultural Centre, December 2, 2006 - January 15, 2007; Paris, Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle, October 24, 2007 - March 10, 2008 (the present work was not included in the first four venues joining the exhibition in Midland, Michigan).
Please note that the canvas in this work is lined.
Please note the ammended condition report: The work is in good condition, there is a small scratch below the man at left and a few scratches on the lower left, there is a 2 inch scratch in the upper part of the naive UNDER UV: There is an old repair along the right edge, a new repair along lower edge and inpainting on the pants of the center man, also a few scattered pin dots of inpainting throughout.
In generally good condition. The canvas is lined. The surface is pressed and thin in some areas especillly in the areas with figures, some light craquelure throughout. An old resportation has cracked at lower center and and there is some associated pigment loss which is visable in the photo. Ther are also two small areas of loss and cracking in the lower right hand corner, old repairs and cracking along the right edge. There are a few minor abrasions seen in raking light and some light frame abrasion. UV: Strengthening to the niche at lower left, two columns at right, spots in portions of the background at right. The sky at upper left repainted.
Please note this work is signed with the artist's initials JVH (lower right)
Please note this amended condition report: The canvas is lined, pressed surface from lining, craquelure throughout. A visible repair lower left about 5 inches long. UNDER UV : Masking varnish hard to tell full extent of inpainting, above mentioned tear floresses.
Provenance: Anthony Gilbert Storer, England, circa 1840; Sale: Sotheby's, New York, May 29, 1986, lot 1/Literature: Richard H. Saunders, John Smibert: Colonial America's First Portrait Painter, New Haven, 1995, no. 13, p. 142 illustrated
The present lot is being sold without reserve.
The correct attribution for this work is Follower of Henry Alken Snr.
Please note the correct artist for this work is John Ferneley Jr. (BRITISH, 1815-1862)
This lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
Please note this amended condition report: Minor chips to base. Two fingers partially broken on left hand. A few old stickers on back and surface dirt. Possibly treated with an acidic wash resulting in a shiny surface and calcified accretions scattered lightly throughout. A few small drips of house paint.
Please note that the correct medium for this work is paper mounted on board
Please note this amended condition report: The canvas is lined, there is a stretcher bar mark at center as well as finely and widely patterned craquelure. A visible repaired tear running vertically through the pot UNDER UV: Spots and areas of inpainting above and around left most irises possibly to address repaired tears as well as an area of inpainting to center of vessel in afore mentioned repair
We would like to thank Madame Claude Rico-Robert for kindly confirming the authenticity of this work and providing additional catalogue information.
Provenance: William Hood Stewart Collection, Sold: New York, February 3-4, 1898, no. 108 (as Plaza and Street, Toledo)
The correct title for this work is The Market Square not Market in the Hague.
Please note that the correct artist for the present work is MIGUEL PARRA (Valencia 1784-1846 Madrid).
Attributed to Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña
Please note that this work is inscribed angel with king
Ruth Wood has kindly pointed out that the subject of this work is a house on the River Thames.