Lot 9
  • 9

Otto Marseus van Schrieck

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  • Otto Marseus van Schrieck
  • Still life of a thistle and other flowers surrounded by moths, a dragonfly, a lizard, and a snake, in a landscape
  • signed lower right: Otto/Marseus. D.S.
  • oil on canvas


The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, simonparkes@msn.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.This work has quite a dull varnish. The wax lining is allowing the cracking to be raised. Under ultraviolet light, the only retouches visible are in the lower sky in the upper left. It is certainly possible that these are the only retouches. If the lining were improved, the painting would look considerably more polished and attractive. However, despite the cracking, the condition is excellent.
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