TROMPE L'OEIL STILL LIFE WITH A NIGHTINGALE COCK CANARY AND A TWO PENCE STAMP
signed Francesco Alegiani and inscribed Via Sicilia No. 141 Po. 10 (lower center)
oil on canvas
16 by 12⅜ in.
40.6 by 31.4 cm
Lined. The surface presents well with bright colors. There is scattered, stable craquelure and some isolated pin dots of accretion. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green in a few of the cracks. There are sparse pin dots of inpainting in address prior craquelure. Ready to hang in its current state.
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Sale: Sotheby's, New York, September 13, 1972, lot 86
Schweitzer Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1973