JULES JOSEPH LEFEBVRE | WOMAN PLAYING A LUTE
JULES JOSEPH LEFEBVRE
1836 - 1912
WOMAN PLAYING A LUTE
signed Jules LeFebvre (lower left); dated 1879 (lower right)
oil on canvas
47 by 30⅛ in.
119.4 by 76.5 cm
Lined. The surface presents well and appears fresh and bright. Barely perceptible, horizontal craquelure. A few repairs are slightly discolored and visible to the naked eye: a 7 x 7 inch sideways 'X' at upper left; a 1 inch area at lower left; and a 1 inch area on figure's proper left elbow. Under UV: varnish fluoresces somewhat unevenly. The aforementioned repairs have been finely inpainted. Additionally there is a small area of inpainting at the base of the figure's neck and a very few isolated dots and dashes of retouching in the background. Ready to hang in its current state.
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