JEAN FRANÇOIS PORTAELS
1818 - 1895
A MOROCCAN BEAUTY
signed J. Portaels (lower right)
oil on canvas
21¼ by 17 in.
54 by 43.2 cm
Please note this lot is sold unframed.
Strip lined. The work maintains vibrant colors. There is scattered, barely perceptible fine craquelure throughout and a horizontal stretcher bar mark parallel to the upper edge. A very few isolated pin dot accretions. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. There is brushy restoration throughout, though there may be some original pigments that also fluoresce. A few small, finely applied areas of restoration are visible in the lower half of the composition. Finely applied inpainting to the proper left side of the figure's mouth. Ready to hang in its current state.
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Private Collection, Washington D.C.
Acquired from the estate of the above by the present owner