Property of a Gentleman
CESARE AUGUSTE DETTI
1847 - 1914
A NOBLE LORD AND LADY ON HORSEBACK
signed C. Detti, indistinctly inscribed Paris and dated 85 (lower right)
oil on canvas
50 by 27¼ in.
127 by 69.2 cm
The following condition report was kindly provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.: This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas has an old glue lining which is nicely stabilizing the paint layer. The work is clean, varnished and retouched. Much of the original pigment reads strongly under ultraviolet light. There are hardly any retouches in the figures or the trees. There are retouches in the neck of the white horse and in the blue bridle of the pale brown horse on the right side. There are a couple of retouches in the lower left corner. The remainder of the darker colors seem to be unrestored. Some slight weakness in the upper sky has received a few retouches. In the upper center of the sky, there is one restoration measuring about 1 ½ inches in length by three-quarters of an inch in height. The work should be hung as is.
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Schweitzer Gallery, New York (by 1978)
Acquired from the above