Property from a Private Collection, Colorado
SUNSET ON THE BELGIAN COAST AT BLANKENBERGE
signed H. Herzog and dated 1873 (lower right)
oil on canvas
20 by 29¾ in.
50.8 by 75.6 cm
Original unlined condition. A patch is adhered to the reverse near the left lower edge. Surface dirt and dust and a few isolated pin dot accretions; finely patterned craquelure; and minor abrasion near the lower left corner and at lower left edge. A small dent is faintly visible in the sky at upper left (and appears to have been partially inpainted under UV). Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly; the top portion of the signature and date appear to have been cleaned of this. Scattered dots of retouching fluoresce along the lower edge (and are faintly visible to the naked eye) and on the largest cloud at upper right. A few fine reinforcements on the pair of figures with the net at lower left. Ready to hang in its current state.
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Private Collection, Chicago
Thence by descent