PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF SUSAN S. DILLON SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
AN ORGAN-GRINDER WITH MONKEYS AND DOGS
signed lower left: G. Baldoni
oil on canvas, unlined
canvas: 21¼ by 28⅛ in.; 54 by 71.4 cm.
framed: 26 by 32½ in.; 66 by 82.6 cm.
Canvas is unlined. The varnish is slightly yellowed. Some scattered dots of loss are here and there, like scattered in the carriage carrying the dogs. Craquelure is visible in some parts, which has caused the canvas to slightly dent forward though this is not too distracting. Two spots of repairs which have been retouched and reinforced on the reverse are in the hat of the dog at far left and in the ground at lower right. These fluoresce under UV as well as further spots scattered on the carriage, the two male figures at right, and the shadows by the female figures at right. Offered framed.
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