Property of a Lady
JOSEPH BIAYS ORD
1805 - 1865
PINEAPPLE, PEACHES AND PLUMS
signed J.B. Ord and dated 1866. (lower right)
oil on canvas
13 ½ by 19 inches
(34.3 by 48.3 cm)
The canvas is lined and there is frame abrasion at edges. There is surface cracking throughout with some scattered surface accretions. Under UV: the work retains an uneven varnish. There is inpainting to address frame abrasion, some lines of inpainting across 1/8th of the work and some other scattered spots.
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Private collection, Texas
Godel & Co. Fine Art, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1992