Property of a Gentleman
1861 - 1931
BOSC DE CUNÍ GARDEN IN OLOT
indistinctly signed S. Rusinol (lower right)
oil on canvas
23¾ by 31⅝ in.
60.3 by 80.3 cm
We are grateful to Mercedes Palau-Ribes O'Callaghan for her assistance in cataloguing this work.
Original unlined condition. The work is visibly dirty with some scattered pin dot accretions. A vertical stretcher bar mark runs parallel to left edge. Extremely faint craquelure throughout. A few small areas of abrasion in the grass. Two diagonal surface scratches visible at center right. Under UV: heavy varnish fluoresces green (in a streaky manner) and somewhat impedes a review of the surface. A few retouches are visible in the trees at upper left and inpainting to address aforementioned stretcher bar mark at lower left. Ready to hang in its current state.
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The present lot is likely a preparatory sketch for Santiago Rusiñol's work Bosc de Cuní, Olot, no. 2.1.15 in the artist's catalogue raisonné by Josep de Calassanç Laplana and Mercedes Palau-Ribes O’Callaghan, which depicts the artist's wife Luisa Denis and his mother-in-law Dolores Reverter among the towering trees.