Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
Montpellier 1823 - 1889 Paris
PORTRAIT OF MONSIEUR RICOME
signed and dated centre right: Alex.der Cabanel / 1842
oil on canvas, unlined and on its original stretcher
unframed: 72.9 x 59.4 cm.; 28⅝ x 23½ in.
framed: 88 x 74.7 cm.; 34¾ x 29⅜ in.
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The canvas is unlined. The paint surface is relatively clean, and the varnish is clear and even. Inspection under UV light reveals patched retouching scattered throughout the background, in the sitter's shoulders and around his lapels, as well as in his cheeks and between his eyebrows. The painting is in overall good condition.
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Anonymous sale, Paris, Ader Picard Tajan, 13 April 1992, lot 136, where acquired.
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