WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD
1824 - 1900
THE PHANTOM CRANE
signed W. H. Beard and dated 1891. (lower left)
oil on canvas
32 by 18 ⅛ inches
(81.3 by 46 cm)
The canvas is unlined and there is frame abrasion at edges. There is scattered fine surface cracking. Under UV: the work retains an uneven varnish and there are a few spots of inpainting in the sky. There is a T-shape line of inpainting in the tree trunk at right with a corresponding patch on the reverse.
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