Property from a Private Collection, California
ADOLPHE ALEXANDRE LESREL
1839 - 1929
AT THE SWORDSMITH'S
signed A.A. Lesrel and dated 1888 (lower right)
oil on panel
21¾ by 17⅞ in.
55.2 by 45.4 cm
Oil on stable panel. The work presents well. Two tiny dents at upper left near the stocks of two of the rifles with minor associated loss. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly and in a streaky manner in the upper half of the composition. A few possible old dashes of retouching on the floor, in the open doorway and on the green and gold curtain at right. Brushy inpainting visible in the lower corners. Ready to hang in its current state.
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