Property from a Private Collection, California
LOUIS MARIE DE SCHRYVER
1862 - 1942
signed LOUIS DE SCHRYVER and dated 1899 (lower left)
oil on canvas
22⅝ by 17⅛ in.
57.5 by 43.5 cm
Original unlined condition. The surface presents well. Scattered, extremely faint craquelure. A few vertical surface scratches are faintly visible in the upper half of the composition and just below the signature, and there are some areas of abrasion surrounding the figure group. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green. A few small retouches at the lower right and right upper edges. Ready to hang in its current state.
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