THOMAS PRICHARD ROSSITER
1818 - 1871
CITY SCENE AT POST OFFICE
signed T. P. Rossiter and dated 1857 (lower left)
oil on canvas
19 ¾ x 27 ¾ inches (50.2 x 70.5 cm)
This work has been lined with a non-wax adhesive. While most of the picture looks respectable, there is a tear through the forehead and hat of the figure walking towards the right on the left side of the picture. The lining seems to stabilize this area adequately, but the break needs to be filled and retouched. The varnish to the picture is slightly uneven. The surface may be slightly dirty, but it would certainly be very presentable with a fresh varnish.
This report was prepared by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., New York.
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M. Knoedler & Co., New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1985