JOSÉ JIMÉNEZ Y ARANDA
El pavo de Nochebuena (The Christmas turkey)
signed and dated J. Jimenez 1870 lower left; titled on the reverse
oil on canvas
50 by 62cm., 20 by 24½in.
The canvas has been lined and is securely attached to a wooden stretcher.
The paint surface is stable.
Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals some areas of uneven varnish which makes the surface quite difficult to read. However, some minor, scattered retouching is visible, notably a circa 5cm horizontal line in the background to the left of the old woman's head and some lines along the lower edge.
Otherwise, this work is in good condition and is ready to hang.
This work is being sold unframed.
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