Property of a Lady
STANISLAS LÉPINE | AU JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG AND LES QUAIS DE SEINE À PARIS - ÉTUDE: A DOUBLE-SIDED WORK
Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD
Property of a Lady
1835 - 1892
AU JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG AND LES QUAIS DE SEINE À PARIS - ÉTUDE: A DOUBLE-SIDED WORK
signed S. Lepine (on the front, lower right)
oil on panel
9⅜ by 6⅛ in.
23.8 by 15.6 cm
We would like to thank Manuel Schmit for kindly confirming the authenticity of this lot, which will be included in the forthcoming First Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work of Stanislas Lépine (1835-1892) now in preparation.
Oil on a thin panel. The front and reverse both present well with fresh colors. 'Au jardin du Luxembourg': The panel is slightly bowed and this is visible in the lower left corner in current framing. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green. There are three brushy dots of inpainting : at upper center in the trees; at the lower right edge; and at the lower left edge. A tiny dash of fine inpainting in the trees at lower center. Fine, very minor inpainting along edge beneath signature. 'Les quais de Seine': Under UV: a small brushy dot of inpaniting in the sky at upper right. A few finely applied inpaints to the upper edge. Ready to hang in its current state.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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