EUGEN VON BLAAS
1843 - 1931
AN ITALIAN BEAUTY
signed Eugen von Blaas and dated 1900 (upper left)
oil on panel
13⅞ by 11¼ in.
35.2 by 28.6 cm
Oil on stable panel. The work presents beautifully with fresh, bright colors. A very few isolated, tiny surface scratches visible in the background. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green. There are a few dashes of retouching on the figure's upper back (slightly discolored and visible to the naked eye). Some brushier, older inpainting faintly fluoresces on the figure's proper right shoulder and in the background above her hair and to the right of her neck. Ready to hang in its current state.
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Private Collection, Austria (acquired in the first quarter of the 20th century)
Private Collection, Palm Beach (by descent from the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner