Property from the Estate of Jean Steinberg, New York
1899 - 1987
signed Raphael/Soyer (lower right)
oil on canvas
20 by 16 inches
(50.8 by 40.6 cm)
The canvas is unlined and there is frame abrasion at edges. The surface of the work appears to be slightly dirty. There is scattered surface cracking, primarily in the lower half of the composition. Under UV: the work retains an uneven varnish. Some pigments fluoresce but appear to be the artist's original work.
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