Travelers in a landscape, a bridge and fields beyond:
Oil on canvas, lined. The picture surface is clean and fresh, though somewhat pressed by the lining. A subtle, almost imperceptible, web of craquelure is visible throughout the work. Surface dirt and dust. Under UV light, there are scattered areas of retouching throughout the landscape; additionally there are dots and dashes throughout the sky to address prior craquelure and potential loss. A larger area of darkly fluorescing pigment at the lower right corner.
Travelers in a rocky landscape before a waterfall:
Oil on canvas, lined. The picture surface is in overall good condition aside from an overall flattened appearance due to the lining. A subtle, almost imperceptible, web of craquelure is visible throughout the work. Surface dirt and dust. There is some thinness in the upper corners of the sky. The edge of the painted surface is visible at upper left in the current framing. Under UV light, there is retouching visible throughout the picture surface, some older and some newer. Older retouching is mainly in the sky. Dots and dashes and small areas of retouching visible throughout the landscape and also in the shadows. A larger area of retouching, possibly associated to a previous tear, visible at the top of the rocky landscape where it meets the tree at right.
In black wood frames with carved and gilt outer and inner trim. numerous nicks and losses.
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