VICENTE GARCÍA DE PAREDES
1845 - 1903
A JOLLY MEAL
signed Paredes (lower right)
oil on canvas
25½ by 32 in.
64.8 by 81.3 cm
Original unlined condition, with a few areas of bumping and pulling of the canvas. There is minor surface dirt and dust; stable craquelure visible in the doorway at right; a vertical line of craquelure associated with a stretcher bar mark at center; and scattered frame abrasion at the edges with a few dots of associated loss along the left lower edge (visible in current framing). Under UV: there is an uneven green fluorescing varnish, of which the canvas appears to have been partially cleaned. There are vertical lines of inpainting to address prior frame abrasion along the left and right edges; some inpainting to the inside of the doorway's arches at right, including an approximately 4 inch long diagonal line; and a very few isolated, finely applied retouches in the sky, along the upper edge, between the two left most figures, and near the lower edge. Ready to hang in its current state.
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NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Hanzel Galleries, Chicago
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1979