Property from a Spanish Private Collection
SPANISH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY
The Assumption of the Madonna
oil on canvas, unframed
63.5 x 38 cm.; 25 x 15 in.
The canvas is lined, the paint surface is clean, and the varnish is slightly discoloured. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals minimal retouching consisting of a horizontal line of retouching an inch from the upper margin, probably to an old fold, spot retouchings in the sky above the Madonna, and spot retouchings to a small damage above the figures centre left. There are other small areas of strengthening around the figures in the foreground. In overall very good condition.
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