FOLLOWER OF DAVID ROBERTS | A view of Utrecht, with the Dom Tower of St. Martin’s Cathedral
FOLLOWER OF DAVID ROBERTS
A VIEW OF UTRECHT, WITH THE DOM TOWER OF ST. MARTIN'S CATHEDRAL
bears signature and date lower left: David Roberts. R.A. 1852
oil on panel
unframed: 40.2 x 30.2 cm.; 15⅞ x 11⅞ in.
framed: 55.5 x 45.4 cm.; 21⅞ x 17⅞ in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is clean with a clear varnish. There is a raised spot of what appears to be glue to the right of the seated woman in a white blouse by the pedestal lower left, as well as very small surface scratches in her body, and longer 1 cm. long surface scratches below and to the right of that group of figures. There is another pin-prick loss and tiny surface scratch, both lower right. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals only a handful of very minor retouchings to the aforementioned scratches, and to one starting along the centre of the lower margin approx. 2 cm. long. The painting is in overall very good condition.
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With Ian MacNicol, Glasgow;
With W. Barker & Co., Alexandra Gallery, Harrogate.