1836 - 1904
Signed Fantin (lower right)
Oil on paper laid down on canvas
9⅜ by 11⅛ in. (23.8 by 28.3 cm)
Framed: 17 by 18¾ in. (43.2 by 47.6 cm)
This painting will be included in the catalogue raisonné of Fantin-Latour’s paintings and pastels now in preparation by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau.
The canvas is unlined. There is some undulation to the entire canvas. The work is slightly dirty and may benefit from a cleaning. There is a possible small abrasion at the center of the upper edge about ¼ inch in length. Under UV light: strokes of inpainting along the right and left edges, with possible further possible strokes in the upper register, however a thick layer of varnish makes the surface difficult to read through.
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Sale: Christie's, South Kensington, December 2, 1999, lot 50
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner