FRANZ VON STUCK
signed FRANZ / VON / STUCK lower right
gouache and oil on canvas laid on panel
octagonal: 31 by 31cm., 12 by 12in.
Gouache and oil on canvas laid on panel, possibly by the artist himself.
The back layer of the panel has a vertical crack running along its entire length. This could benefit from some structural restoration.
With the exception of a circa 5cm vertical line of craquelure in the girl's neck, the paint surface appears to be stable. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals no sign of restoration.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame, glazed.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Albert Ritthaler, Hamburg, in a report dated 23 October 2017. Please note the correct medium for this work is gouache and oil on canvas laid on panel and not as stated in the printed catalogue.