1864 - 1941
signed L. Schmutzler in two places (lower right and upper right)
oil on board laid down on board
40¼ by 29 in.
102.2 by 73.7 cm
Oil on board laid down on a wooden board, offered in an oval frame. The surface presents well. There is a diagonal scratch visible on the daisy at lower left extending from the edge; and an S shaped thin crack on the figure's proper left hand (both have been partially retouched). Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly; appears to have been selectively cleaned. In addition to aforementioned retouches, a small restoration to the figure's proper right arm and a diagonal fine area of inpainting on her proper right shoulder. Small areas of inpainting extend from the edges at lower center and upper right. Ready to hang in its current state.
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