Property from a Private Collection, Japan
NARCISSE VIRGILE DIAZ DE LA PEÑA
1808 - 1876
LA MARE AUX FÉES
signed n. diaz and dated 68 (lower right)
oil on canvas
31½ by 41½ in.
80.1 by 105.4 cm
Wax lined. The work presents very well and the surface appears fresh and clean. There are a few isolated areas of extremely faint, fine craquelure. Very minor frame abrasion visible along right edge. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly, and fluoresces more heavily at the edges. Scattered dots of fine retouching are visible at upper left and lower right, with a few sparse dots at upper right. A small area of inpainting at the base of the tree at far left. Ready to hang in its current state.
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Private Collection, New York (and sold, Christie's, New York, October 27, 1983, lot 45, illustrated, as A Wooded Landscape with a Pool)
Private Collection, New York
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, February 24, 1987, lot 25, illustrated
Pierre and Rolande Miquel, Narcisse Virgile Diaz de La Peña, catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre peint, Paris, 2006, vol. II, p. 251, no. 1592, illustrated