CARL WILHELM TISCHBEIN
Dessau 1797 - 1855 Bückeburg
Portrait of three siblings
signed with monogram and dated lower left: CWT 18...
oil on canvas
58.5 x 73 cm.; 23 x 28¾ in.
The canvas is lined, the paint surface is slightly dirty and the varnish is clear. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals fine lines of retouching to reduce the appearance of craquelure in the nose and cheek of the child on the left, in the forehead and cheek of the child in the centre, and in the forehead and cheek of the child on the right. There are also three spots of retouching in the background to the left of the left-most child, as well as scattered retouchings around some of the margins, notably upper left and lower right. There may be older wash retouching beneath the varnish in the childrens' flesh tones. Offered in a painted wood frame with gesso mouldings in good condition.
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