Property of a Lady
1798 - 1860
VIEW OF THE BEACH AT DIEPPE
inscribed Dieppe and dated 1831 (lower left)
oil on paper laid down on canvas
11⅝ by 15½ in.
29.5 by 39.4 cm
Oil on paper laid down on canvas. The work presents well and appears bright. Under UV: a few repairs fluoresce: a 1/2 inch area at upper left; a vaguely 'X' shaped repair at upper right; and a 1/2 inch repair to the right of the figure with red skirt. Some scattered finely applied dots and dashes of inpainting in the sky and around the horizon line. Ready to hang in its current state.
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Probably, Sotheby's, Sussex, January 30, 1996, lot 176 (as one of three)
Kate de Rothschild, London
Acquired from the above in 1999