Lot 510
  • 510

CHARLES SPRAGUE PEARCE | The Red Kerchief

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Description

  • Charles Sprague Pearce
  • The Red Kerchief¬†
  • signed Charles Sprague Pearce and inscribed Paris (lower left) 
  • oil on canvas, within a painted circle
  • 15 3/4 by 15 3/4 in.
  • 40 by 40 cm

Provenance

Sale: American Art Galleries, Ltd., Chicago, June 26-28, 1977, lot 536, illustrated 
Private Collection, Chicago (acquired at the above sale)
Thence by descent to the present owner 

Condition

Lined, on a square canvas. The work presents well and the colors appear fresh. Very faint craquelure is visible in the background and on the figure's kerchief and dress. Under UV: finely applied inpainting to address aforementioned craquelure; and also on the base of the figure's neck and under her proper left eye. A very few isolated pin dots of retouching in the sky; on the figure's neck and body, and near lower edge.
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