Lot 185
  • 185

Georges Rouault

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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Description

  • Georges Rouault
  • Au vieux faubourg des longues peines
  • signed G. Rouault (centre right)
  • oil on panel
  • 49.2 by 36.6cm., 19⅜ by 14½in.

Provenance

French Art Galleries, New York
Sale: Sotheby's, London, 24th April 1963, lot 3
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Bernard Dorival & Isabelle Rouault, Rouault, L'Œuvre peint, Monte-Carlo, 1988, no. 2467, illustrated p. 260

Condition

Oil on cradled panel, the panel is sound and there do not appear to be signs of retouching visible under UV light. There is a very fine split in the panel with some associated paint loss to the upper left corner. There is a fine line of stable craquelure towards the lower part of the right edge and there are some very minor lines of paint shrinkage to some of the thicker pigments. There are two possible minor spots of paint loss to the blue pigment towards the centre of the left edge. The texture is thick and worked and this work is in otherwise very good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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