ANDREW JOHN HENRY WAY
1826 - 1888
signed A J H Way and dated - 1881 - (lower left)
oil on canvas
18 ⅛ x 12 ⅛ inches (46 x 30.8 cm)
This work has been restored. The stretcher is new. The canvas has a transparent lining applied with wax as an adhesive. The surface is stable. The work has not been recently cleaned or varnished. Under ultraviolet light, the varnish is milky and the paint layer is difficult to read. While a few small retouches are apparent in the darker grapes, no other retouches are evident. There may be retouches in the upper right beneath the varnish. The painting would respond to cleaning.
This report was prepared by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., New York
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Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York
Corporate collection, acquired from the above, 1972
Valley National Bank of Arizona Collection, acquired from the above, 1992
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2004
Montgomery, Alabama, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art; San Diego, California, San Diego Museum of Art, Art, Inc., March-December 1979, p. 70, illustrated p. 71