Lot 363
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JEAN-FRANÇOIS RAFFAËLLI | Montmartre sous la neige

Estimate
30,000 - 40,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Jean-François Raffaëlli
  • Montmartre sous la neige
  • signed J.F. Raffaëlli (lower left)
  • oil, gouache and graphite on paper laid down on card
  • 40.5 by 41cm., 15 7/8 by 16 1/8 in.

Provenance

Galerie Bailly, Paris
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 25th October 2005, lot 153
Private Collection, New York (sale: Sotheby's, New York, 23rd October 2007, lot 270)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Simon, Exposition Raffaelli, 1929, no. 40, illustrated in the catalogue

Condition

Executed on buff coloured wove paper, laid down on card. Examination under UV light reveals some fluorescence along a line of craquelure at lower right which may relate to some minor inpainting. The edges are unevenly cut and there are small nicks and losses along all four edges which are not visible when framed. There is some minor frame abrasion along the upper edge. There is a vertical line (approx. 7cm.) of craquelure with some associated specks of loss in the lower right quadrant with another smaller line of craquelure running horizontally to the left. This work is in overall good condition.
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