1855 - 1906
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
signed Carl Kahler (lower right)
oil on canvas
30⅛ by 25 in.
Original unlined condition. There is very faint scattered craquelure and barely perceptible stretcher bar marks parallel to upper and lower edges. Under UV: there are a few scattered finely applied dashed retouches on the red curtain draped over balcony and along lower edge. Ready to hang in its current state.
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Philip Suval Fine Arts, New York (according to a label on the reverse)
Private Collection, Gloucester, Massachusetts