Lot 477
  • 477

Bernard Buffet

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Bernard Buffet
  • Portrait de Gany David
  • signed Bernard Buffet and dated 48 (centre right)
  • oil on canvas
  • 73.3 by 60.5cm., 28⅞ by 23¾in.

Provenance

Private Collection, Lille
Sale: Artcurial, Briest- Poulain, 23rd March 2010, lot 361
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Lille, Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse, Secrets de collections lilloises, 2007-08, illustrated in the catalogue

Condition

The canvas has been strip lined. There are some surface scratches, some of which may relate to the artist's technique, concentrated in the center right of the work. UV examination reveals some intermittent spots of retouching within these scratches, and two further spots of retouching above the lines. There is some scattered staining in places. Otherwise, his work is in overall good condition.
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