JOHAN JULIUS EXNER | The Artist's Model
JOHAN JULIUS EXNER | The Artist's Model
JOHAN JULIUS EXNER | The Artist's Model
JOHAN JULIUS EXNER | The Artist's Model
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Property from a British Private Collection

JOHAN JULIUS EXNER | The Artist's Model

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Property from a British Private Collection

JOHAN JULIUS EXNER | The Artist's Model

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a British Private Collection

JOHAN JULIUS EXNER

Danish

1825 - 1910

The Artist's Model


signed and dated Exner. / 1842. lower right

oil on canvas

122 by 74cm., 48 by 29in.

Condition Report

The canvas has been lined and is securely attached to a keyed wooden stretcher.

The painting surface has an uneven layer of varnish which has yellowed in time. There is scattered craquelure throughout which has been addressed with in-painting, most of which has also discoloured in time and is visible to the naked eye. With the exception of the aforementioned in-painting, inspection under ultra-violet light reveals no further restoration.


The appearance of this work could therefore be enhanced by restoration, including cleaning, removal of old in-painting, retouching and revarnishing.


Presented in a decorative gilt frame.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Saleroom Notice

Please note this work will be available for collection at New Bond Street after the sale.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Fernando Bolt, Copenhagen (acquired from the artist); thence by descent

Exhibited

Copenhagen, Charlottenborg, 1842 (awarded a silver medal)

Catalogue Note

The Artist's Model was painted while Exner was apprenticed to the leading Danish Golden Age artist Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783-1853) and is clearly inspired by the latter's Young Girl Undressing of 1844 (34.2 by 30.2cm, private collection).

19th Century European Paintings
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