Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
FOLLOWER OF JOOS VAN CRAESBEECK
A LAUGHING BOOR
oil on oak panel
unframed: 16.8 x 13.8 cm.; 6⅝ x 5½ in.
framed: 24.3 x 21.1 cm; 9½ x 8¼ in.
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Property from the SØR Rusche Collection is available to view at Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, 13 – 18 September (weekdays 9am – 4.30pm; weekend 12-5pm).
The uncradled panel very marginally bowed - but stable. There is a small visible loss at the center of the right margin. The painting has a slightly discoloured varnish, and a small spot of surface accretion at the lower left. There are tiny discoloured retouchings in his right cheek. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms these and reveals further retouching along all four margins, notably the lower one; others are visible throughout his hair to the right of his face and scattered in his chest, hat and to the left of his face. The aforementioned retouchings are well executed and are not easily visible to the naked eye. The painting is well presented overall with no further work required.
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