EDMUND JOHN NIEMANN
British, 1813 - 1876
A MEDITERRANEAN RIVER CAPRICCIO
signed and dated lower left: Niemann 58
oil on canvas, unlined
unframed: 64.7 x 115.5 cm.; 25½ x 45½ in.
framed: 76.8 x 128.5 cm.; 30½ x 50⅝ in.
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The canvas is unlined, the paint surface is slightly dirty, and the varnish is slightly discoloured and uneven. Much of the impasto paintwork, particularly in the clouds, remains intact. There is evidence of a small knock to the reverse of the canvas in the middle of the pine tree trunk on the left with associated paint loss in an area approx. 0.5 x 1 cm. Inspection under ultraviolet light appears to reveal no intervention. In overall good condition.
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Anonymous sale, Chester, Bonhams, 7 March 2012, lot 312, where acquired by the present owner.