Property from the Collection of Mr. Stan Battat
JEAN JACQUES HENNER
1829 - 1905
HEAD OF A YOUNG GIRL IN A BLUE DRESS
signed J J HENNER (upper left)
oil on canvas
21¾ by 15¼ in.
55.2 by 38.7 cm
We would like to thank Isabelle de Lannoy for confirming the authenticity of this lot, which will be included in her forthcoming third volume of the Catalogue Raisonné Jean Jacques Henner.
The following condition report was kindly provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.: This work has never been restored. The frame seems to be period. There are losses in the upper left corner and upper right corner. Cracking has developed to the left of the face, in the hair on the left, in the hair in the upper center, and in the right background, where there are also a few isolated losses. There is another small group of losses in the upper chest on the right. The cracking is slightly raised, which can be relaxed without lining the canvas. Despite being slightly uneven at the moment and requiring some retouching, the work is in good condition.
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Sale: Sotheby's, Paris, June 24, 2009, lot 116, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale