Lot 6
  • 6

David Martin

Estimate
3,000 - 4,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • David Martin
  • Portrait of a lady,¬†half-length, wearing a white dress with blue ribbons and a black lace scarf
  • oil on canvas

Literature

List of Portraits at Fettercairn House, 1924, p. 10 (as 'a lady in dark dress white sleeves, cap edged with white lace'; Long Passage).

Condition

The canvas has been lined, the paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish is clear and even. Much of the impasto brushwork is fairly well-preserved. Inspection under ultraviolet light is impeded by an opaque, milky varnish but reveals very little intervention, save for an area of retouching measuring approx. 3 x 4cm. on the right-hand side, just above the sitter's shoulder. In overall very good condition.
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